for a long time they have been a staple of my leg days along with back squats. but i cant do them right, no mater how hard i try my back still rounds at the beginning of the movement and i feel it working my lower back way more than my hamstrings.
i do regular deadlifts on my back day, which i have no problem with. i feel them working my legs way more than my stiff legged ones.
are they that effective that i should learn how to do them right, or is there something else i can replace them with to target my hamstrings? do i even need another exercise, or are deep squats enough for my hamstrings?
right now, a typciall leg day for me looks like this:
then some calf work
i do about 3 sets of 8-10 reps per exercise
leg press and lunges and squats are typically pretty quad dominant exercises, so i do want to put something in there for my hamstrings.