Welcome to the ultimate list of the best hamstring exercises on the planet! I’m so glad you are here because hamstrings are arguably the most underrated and under trained muscle group in the human body!
When you perform a lot more quad exercises vs. hamstring exercises - your legs become disproportionate and muscle imbalances can lead to injury. Because helping your legs look awesome and contributing to bigger glutes - hamstring training is really important for increasing your strength and athleticism.
You have a lot of fast twitch muscle fibers in your hamstrings, and they are extremely important for things like squatting heavy weight, increasing your speed, and even increasing your vertical jump.
Regardless of why you are here, you will find the best hamstring exercises you can do at home, with no equipment and with dumbbells, barbells and cables on this page.
The best way to use this list of the best hamstring exercises is take each for a test drive and find the hamstring exercises that match your fitness level and what equipment you have access too.
From there it should be easy to add in a few of your go-to’s into your leg workouts. If you need ideas for full leg workouts, butt workouts, or quad workouts make sure to check out our workouts section next as well!
Let’s dive into the list, and make sure to pay close attention to the form on the video demonstrations so you work your hamstrings, and not your lower back as you perform these lifts.
Butt Exercises For Great Glutes!
Cable Glute Kickbacks
Glute Ham Bridge
Iso Glute Ham Raise
Prone Hamstring Curl
Single Leg Deadlift