Build resilient hamstrings with inclined walking.

A great way to start hamstring training, especially if you’re a beginner, is with incline walking.  Hopefully your hamstrings are feeling loose and relaxed after the Seated Hamstrings Mobility exercise, and you notice a little more stride length and ease with each step. Your hamstrings and gluteal muscles (aka: butt, glutes, tush, ass, and my favorite, the booty) provide the strength to propel you forward in a long stride, and the power to propel you forward when you sprint.

Walking up a hill provides more resistance on your hamstrings and glutes, making them stronger and more resilient.  Walking has many other benefits, which you can check out in another blog I wrote on the benefits of walking.

Check out this video for guidance on Incline Treadmill Walking:

The benefits of Incline Walking include:

  • Hamstrings and Booty strength and resilience.
  • Aerobic conditioning that improves your heart and lung health, improves circulation, and burns calories.
  • Improves your mood and sense of well-being.

I recommend doing this for 10 minutes, at a moderate intensity, before the next hamstring exercise.  Moderate intensity means a level 5 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being as hard as you can work).

This is also a great exercise for aerobic conditioning with less stress on your joints than running.  Refer to the Incline Treadmill Workout in this blog to choose the workout that’s best for you.

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