Strengthen Your Hamstrings

Dr. Dev Mishra, Soccer America, shares how important it is to take care of the hamstrings.  Over the years, it has become apparent that the hamstrings play an important role in preventing injuries and affects overall athletic performance.

Hamstring injuries can keep you off the field for some time, so strengthening your hamstrings may help prevent but not completely avoid injuries.  Hamstring injuries may also have as high as a 30% reoccurrence rate. One particularly effective but tough exercise is the Nordic hamstring curl.


When your hamstrings are strong and healthy they are directly related to your sprint speed.  When they are injured they will keep you off the field.  So take care of them.  Here are some facts to keep in mind:

• Your hamstrings impact your overall athletic health.
• There is a correlation between strong hamstrings and a lower risk to the ACL, and improved sprint speed.
• Make sure you include a hamstring strengthening program in your normal strength and warmup routine.


For detailed information:  Take care of the mighty hamstring

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