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Reduce Your Risk Of Hamstring Injury

Hamstring injuries can sideline many types of team sports athletes. What can you add to your training to reduce the risk of sitting out the big game? A study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research suggests 4 weeks of Nordic hamstring exercises can help.
 
Twice a week, physically active young adults performed 3 sets of the Nordic hamstring exercise for 6 to 10 reps. Measurements taken before and after the 8 experimental sessions showed an average 9% increase in hamstring peak torque, a 13% increase in eccentric peak torque and a 22% increase in fascicle length, all without significant changes to muscle thickness.