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Pulled a Hammy, Squats

This really surprised me that I can do almost my full routine of squats (205x8, 255x6, 290x4, 305x3, 315x2, 325x2 and then a 290x12) with a right hamstring pull that won’t let me leg curl 10 pounds. I would have thought that the hams were much more involved in the squat.

Depends on how you squat


[quote]Phill wrote:
Depends on how you squat


Not that I want to make it hurt my hammy, but what would be the ‘wrong’ way to do it?

wider stance typically incorporates more hamstring, narrower stance puts more load on the quads

squatting is more eccentric for the hamstrings.