The hamstring is one of the core muscles used during running. The hamstring itself is a group of three muscles that run along the back of your thigh. They allow you to bend your leg at the knee.
The stronger the hamstring the faster and longer you can run before you fatigue. And the stronger your hamstring the lesser the risk of suffering from a running hamstring injury.
In the following video you will see five easy hamstring strengthening exercises that you can do at home:
- Swiss ball curls
- Swiss ball reverse bridges
- Standing superman
- Straight leg dead lift
- Reverse lurge with med ball