As for many others, my quads are a LOT stronger than my hamstrings. How can I prevent quads completely taking over while doing for instance squats and lunges? What exercises could I do for targeting hamstrings? Can I do deadlifts with dumbbells instead of a barbell? I don't have the finances or space for getting a barbell right now.
What is farmers walk?
I don't know what it is either?
Okay, I was sitting in front of the computer so I googled it. It seems it mainly targets forearms and that's definitely not a part of my body that needs strengthening. I have a tendency with forearms taking over in certain exercises as well. I struggled with it when I used to workout in the gym.
Farmers walk is a workouts where you walk with weight. There are multi variation to get upper body muscle but it does mainly hit legs.
Goto the Homepage for the app / slide out the menu on the left side / click exercises / goto muscle group / first listed are general areas, the further you go down it gets into specific muscle groups. :-)
Deadlifts with dumbbells are a great idea. If you have something you can stand on (just a few inches off the ground) and deadlift, it will let you go further down and really get those hamstrings going!
Walking lunges with dumbbells are great, lean forward slightly hinging at your hips and sink as deeply as you when you lunge to hit the hamstrings and hip flexors more than your quads. Split squats and bulgarian split squats also work well & you can either hold the dumbbells at your sides or hold 1 dumbbell goblet style up by your chest. High step ups work the hams well also and again you can use 1 DB goblet style or hold both at your sides. Try Romanian deadlifts with dumbbells and your couldstand on a riser or something to give yourself height from the floor to hit the hams more.
Dumbell good mornings are my favorite. You will kill those hammies