Lauren-Fisher-Snatch
Source: CrossFit Inc

7 Essential Exercises to Build Strong Hamstrings for Crossfitters

Hamstrings are the crux of many basic movements such as Squats and Deadlifts. They are essential to eliminating the dreaded butt wink, and also one of the first places to have a look at if you struggle with knee, hip or low back pain.

Build Strong Hamstrings – Hip Bridge

  • Lie face up on the floor, with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Keep your arms at your side with your palms down.
  • Lift your hips off the ground until your knees, hips and shoulders form a straight line. Squeeze those glutes hard and keep your abs drawn in so you don’t overextend your back during the exercise.
  • Hold your bridged position for a couple of seconds before easing back down.
  • Make it more and more challening by putting your feet wider and wider apart. The hardest way is to put your feet on a movable platform, like a ball or a soft floor mat. Pull your legs slowly into your direction.

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