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Power My Hammies

So does anyone have some tips hints to bring up my hamstrings for deadlifting and squats i can feel them really strain when i am maxing out on these lifts should i put lunges in my workout

Here are some good articles you can take a look at.

Hamstrings from Hell
http://www.T-Nation.com/findArticle.do?article=248ham2

Hamstrings Times Two
http://www.T-Nation.com/findArticle.do?article=05-159-training

The Painful Seven
http://www.T-Nation.com/findArticle.do?article=237pain2

The above articles combined have a pretty exhaustive list of exercises you can do, with program and set/rep schemes that you can try.

And if you aren’t already aware of it, use the search function at the top of the page. The above list is just the first three results for a search for “hamstrings” within the articles. Posterior chain strength is an important topic, and lots of writers have addressed it before.

Good luck!

[quote]oztrav wrote:
So does anyone have some tips hints to bring up my hamstrings for deadlifting and squats i can feel them really strain when i am maxing out on these lifts should i put lunges in my workout [/quote]

The hamstrings should be working hella-hard on deadlifts, and they’re going to get some work on squats too. That’s not exactly an odd thing.

But if you want to prioritize your hamstrings, first, I’d work on something like 4x4 on romanian deadlifts, good mornings, and single-leg stiff leg deads. If you have a Glute-Ham Raise machine, that’d be a perfect tool to incorporate as well.

Also (and most overlooked) flexibility can be a serious deal-breaker. Here’s an excellent stretching program and article by Mike Robertson:
http://www.T-Nation.com/findArticle.do?article=05-085-training

thanks guys well appreciated