Hamstrings exercises strengthen the hamstrings muscles at the back of the knee.

hamstrings exercises

Lie on your tummy on a flat surface with the head supported.

hamstrings exercises

Bend up the one knee to a count of five, and slowly lower it, and repeat on the other side. Use ankle weights if too easy.


Balancing hamstrings and quadriceps

Knee rehab programs should focus not only on regaining strength of the quads and hamstrings, but also on achieving a strength balance between them.


Hamstrings exercises

Hamstrings exercises should not be forgotten in favour of quads exercises. These two muscle groups should be balanced.



Hip and trunk muscles activity during nordic hamstring exercise Narouei S, Imai A, Akuzawa H, Hasebe K and Kaneoka K. J Exerc Rehabil. 2018 Apr; 14(2): 231–238.

See also -


eBook - Cornerstones of Early Knee Rehabilitation

eBook about the basic exercises and principles of knee rehabilitation.