Do This Every Time You Squat | Women Over 40 Workouts Every time you squat (or lunge or do a wall sit) you want to be sure you're strengthening your hamstrings. Women make the mistake of doing squats (quad and glute exercise) and then often wall sits or get on a leg extension machine, and skip doing quality hamstring work. Your knees will pay.
The ratio of strength in hamstrings and quadriceps is important for the integrity of the knee.
And if you want the shape back in. your bum you want to both hit hamstrings and glutes. Our hip flexors are generally overly tight or shortened from sitting and in combination with weak hamstrings you're likely to experience a muscle strain at some point.
Easily avoided with these.
Aim for at least 1 hamstring exercise for every quadricep exercise.
Not all of these will work for everyone. Use the ones that do work for you and rotate them!