[quote]That One Guy wrote:
That One Guy wrote:
The leg curls not carrying over in sports is the fact that never do you contract your hamstrings without activating your glutes and erectors, I believe that’s what the argument against is. It’s the whole compound vs isolation argument.
That makes sense.
I generally consider leg curls something to be done in conjunction with a compound movement to aid in growth. I could see where there might be a problem if it was the primary exercise.
I don’t see how doing isolation moves as primary hamstrings builders can create a problem. If you make the muscle stronger it is stronger. The muscle doesn’t know how it got stronger. Injuries occur when there are muscle imbalances (aside from direct trauma). If the muscle is strong enough to support the antagonist injury is rare.
RDL and ham curls have built my hamstrings just fine. Only one joint is moving at a time during each. Human beings get up and down from chairs often enough for your hamstrings to know when to fire along with glutes and stablize quads. Squatting alone is rarely enough to illicit adequate hamstring growth.
I don’t see what you’re arguing with. We’re telling him to add more hamstring exercises and so are you. What’s the difference?
Some people are saying that iso- hamstring moves don’t add “functional” strength. Strength is strength. An argument was made that if someone doesn’t do compound moves for their hams that they are setting themself up for injury. Simply untrue. That’s all. With all of the quad movements in that routine it would make the most sense to add iso ham work to balance things off.