What exercises do you do now Karen?
The two main ones I do are stiff legged deadlifts and lying leg curls.
And if you can touch your toes I wouldn't say your hamstrings are tight
They are not a particularly well trained muscle among trainers as they are not what you would call a 'show' muscle like biceps for example so people find they are weaker on them than other bodyparts.
Although I do try and train hams just as hard as i do everything else, I do end up leaving them out sometimes. Therefore I currently do them first in my leg routine to make sure they get maximum focus.
If you are stuggling, the best thing to do is set a benchmark now and each week try and improve on the either the weight or the number of reps. Everyone is different and each person has a weak bodypart, you may not actually be weak on hams, it may just be that compared to everyting else you are not seeing the same results. If this is the case, don';t worry and join the rest of the club
. No two bodyparts respond the same way.
Let me know what you are doing now too as that will help.
Thanks for posting as that has prompted another topic