Physique Development Podcast / Hamstrings (Muscle Group Series Part 6) | PD Podcast Ep.26

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Episode notes

Today’s episode is the sixth in a series focusing on individual muscle groups. We will be covering the function of each muscle, common training mistakes/misconceptions, our go-to exercises and why we program them for our clients, and key execution techniques and application. This episode will take a deep dive look into the hamstrings.

As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Without further ado, let’s get into today’s episode.


(1:08) The Structure & Primary Functions Of The Hamstrings

(5:58) Exercise Selection & Its Importance In Training All Aspects Of The Hamstrings

(9:19) Exercises For Training The Hamstrings (In Both Hip Extension & Knee Flexion)

(20:17) Why Might You Feel Pain In Your Lower Back During Hip Extension Exercises?

(29:37) How Do We Approach Hamstring Training With PD Clients/Competitors?

(34:24) What Sorts Of Reps & Sets Do We Use Most With Hamstrings? Does It Depend On The Exercise?

(39:37) How To Sequence The Different Hamstring Movements Throughout Your Session

(41:37) Wrap-Up

Additional Resources:

Austin’s Book: Science of Strength Training (US link) -

Austin's Book: Science of Strength Training (UK link) -

Hamstring-Specific YouTube Playlist -

Complete Anatomy App -

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