Hamstring – A muscle group positioned on the rear of the thigh
I tied a piece of ham with string (hamstring) around the back of my leg. Why? I was starting a new trend.
Hamstring can refer to the muscle group on the rear of the thigh, or the tendons which attach this muscle to the bone. The term hamstring originates from the use of similar tendons on the back of a pigs legs and used as string to hang up joints of ham.
This is where the hamstring muscles are positioned on the body.