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Deadlifts, Hamstring Rolls and More Exercises for the Hamstrings

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Updated May 16, 2014

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Hamstring Rolls on the Ball
Deadlifts, Hamstring Rolls and More Exercises for the Hamstrings

Hamstring Roll on the Ball

Paige Waehner

More Hamstring Exercises: Deadlift | One-Legged Deadlift | Hamstring Rolls | One-Leg Hamstring Rolls | One-Leg Hip Lifts on the Ball | Bent Knee Deadlifts | Barbell Deadlifts | Seated Slides | One-Leg Deadlift w/ Balance Challenge | Pull Through | Deadlift Combo

Using the ball to work your hamstrings is a great way to target the lower body as well as the abs and back to help you stabilize the body.

  1. Lie down on the floor and place both heels on the exercise ball.
  2. Lift the hips up so that your body is in a straight line from head to toes.
  3. Press the heels into the ball to roll the ball in, contracting the hamstrings. Keep the feet flexed.
  4. Roll the ball back out, keeping the hips lifted.
  5. Repeat for 1-3 sets of 8-16 reps. For a modification, lower the hips to the floor after rolling the ball out to decrease the intensity.
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