Hamstring Strength And Flexibility

Incredible article on effective ways to help out those hamstrings! A must read for any runner or weight lifter.

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Hamstring Strength And FlexibilityHamstring flexibility, critical to sports performance and risk of harm reduction, significantly improved in study participants following a massage treatment that combined a gentle tissue technique and eccentric elastic resistance. The outcomes of this study should result in more efficient treatment sessions and also the potential for helping clients and patients achieve their set goals faster.

The following Hamstring Strengthening Exercisesare designed to enhance the strength of the hamstring muscles (figure 1). You need to discuss the suitability of those hamstring exercises with your physiotherapist prior to beginning them. Generally, they ought to only be performed provided they don’t cause or increase pain.

Static Techniques

After working out, or after you have performed some dynamic stretches, traditional static stretches help loosen your hamstring muscles. A number of options exist to stretch while standing, sitting or laying. While standing, for example, place your feet together and bend at the waist…

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