Hamstrings Activation During Different Exercises

The hamstrings play an integral role in sporting movements such as sprinting and jumping. The hamstrings consist of three muscles; semimembranosis, semitendonosis and biceps femoris. These are biarticular muscles, meaning they have attachment sites crossing two different joints (i.e., the posterior hip and the posterior knee). Crossing two joints give the hamstring two distinct functions. …

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