Training Tips with Ted Ligety: Week 4

We're more than halfway through Ted's training program. This week he's focusing on glute-hamstring raises, which work the whole back of your leg.
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The fourth step in Ted Ligety's training programs is glute-hamstring raises. Alex Moore, his coach says this challenging move builds strength in the entire chain of muscles that run down the backs of your leg. It's particularly good for the hamstrings, which help prevent ACL injuries. If the exercise is too hard at first try hamstring curls, and if you're really strong, try them with weight.

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