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    Do deadlifts build your hamstrings?

    Does anyone feel that deadlifts effectively build your hamstrings?

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    they get sore everytime i do deadlifts so i would imagine so...especially if you do them right and your starting point almost looks like you are sitting down.

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    Yes, hamstrings and glutes and 2 of the secondary muscle groups involved amongst others.

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    Yes, even regular deadlifts make my hamstrings ache. After deadlifts, I do stiff-legged underhand rows so that stiff-legged deads aren't necessary. So deads and rows are enough for mine to ache everytime and grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Gunn
    Does anyone feel that deadlifts effectively build your hamstrings?
    Whenever your trunk angle lowers to 45 degrees, you will heavily recruit the hamstrings and glutes (the hip extensors). Generally, your trunk is at a 45 degree angle when you start and end the deadlift. The more vertical the trunk, like in bodybuilding squats, the more the quadriceps will be relied on.

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    dont yall love doing deadlifts til your about to throw up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spittin' 'n cussin'
    dont yall love doing deadlifts til your about to throw up?
    the only exercise that makes me wanna throw up is squats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainkeezy04
    the only exercise that makes me wanna throw up is squats.
    You need to start training harder bro.....I've puked on delt day before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinnacle
    You need to start training harder bro.....I've puked on delt day before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinnacle
    You need to start training harder bro.....I've puked on delt day before.


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    Naw, you didn't. And um i train hard you dont gotta worry bout that...ive puked on leg day before and several times i have had to sit down on my way out the gym because if i kept walking i would have thrown up. peace!

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    Romanian deadlifts are great for the hamstrings and are used by many for this.

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    yes, and alot of people feel that romanian dead's, if done safely, are safer than SLDL's.

    regular dead's will work you hamstrings, but aren't really a hamstring exercize per se, like one you'd use if they were too small and wanted to bring them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainkeezy04
    Naw, you didn't. And um i train hard you dont gotta worry bout that...ive puked on leg day before and several times i have had to sit down on my way out the gym because if i kept walking i would have thrown up. peace!
    Hey bro, just disregard whatever pinnacle says. He's a big as*hole and I've already meet 12 people that feel the same way. And I've only been on this site for 2 months. Don't let his stupid comments put you down because he is a mid 30 year old who still hasn't matured and only wants to put others down so he can feel better because he is sooooo fat from all the test that he takes and he talks a lotta sh*t without posting his fat f*ck pics.

    To answer your question, yes the work the hams, but not as well as stiff legged dead lifts (which shouldn't really be stiff, but as close as possible to lock out.)

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    I use almost exclusively different variations of deads and squats to work my hams. Leg curls and similar crap exercises dont do much to me(excepted seated leg curls for some reason they rock).

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    I agree Johan, however, you don't get a good workout with lying leg curls? I get the best hammy workouts from wide stance squats and lying leg curls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspector_injector
    I agree Johan, however, you don't get a good workout with lying leg curls? I get the best hammy workouts from wide stance squats and lying leg curls.
    I can get sore from lying leg curls but no matter what rep and set range I do lying leg curls in I dont gain one bit of strenght so I have dropped them forever. I dont feel it as good in my hams either.

    Squating, deadlifting, romanian deads, straight leg deads is all I need for quads and since my goal is strenght those exercises are obvious chooises. Hamstring curls doesnt make my squat or deadlift go up at all.

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    Well, you're 100% right, doing the compounds will help add more mass and strength than any isolation movement. Different things work for different people. I hate seated leg curls cuz I feel it in my joints and not in the muscles. Even after I adjust the machine. I guess it really depends on many factors, like height and bone structure. But do whatever works best for you not what others tell you to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspector_injector
    Well, you're 100% right, doing the compounds will help add more mass and strength than any isolation movement. Different things work for different people. I hate seated leg curls cuz I feel it in my joints and not in the muscles. Even after I adjust the machine. I guess it really depends on many factors, like height and bone structure. But do whatever works best for you not what others tell you to do.

    Yeah. it all depends on the design of the particular machine aswell.

    BTW bro if you havent done glute ham raises they are the BEST hamstring isolation exercise there is. If my gym had a glute ham bench I would do em everyday

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    No, I havent heard of a glute ham bench johan, I'll look for it at my gym today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Gunn
    Does anyone feel that deadlifts effectively build your hamstrings?
    i do.

    But i rate lying leg-curls as my number one hamstring exercise.

    imo deadlifts are to hamstrings what the bench press are to triceps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narkissos
    i do.

    But i rate lying leg-curls as my number one hamstring exercise.

    imo deadlifts are to hamstrings what the bench press are to triceps
    Interesting analogy...

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