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Nordic Hamstring Curls: Why Everyone Should Try This Ultra-Challenging Exercise

The hamstrings are some of those muscles that people always seem to have problems with. They're weak. They're tight. They're one of the most common...

High-Speed Hamstrings: The Fine Line Between Pulling Away and Pulling a Muscle

Hamstring injuries are a sports epidemic. From 2001 to 2014, hamstring injuries increased by an average of 2.4% per year (Ekstrand et al, 2016). A ...

Why the FIFA 11+ Program May Be the World's Best Warm-Up

If you've played organized sports at any point in your life, you've probably been involved in a crummy warm-up. You know—the ones that entail act...

Trust the Process: 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Recovering From an Injury

Recently, I had to get surgery on a torn labrum in my shoulder. My doctor told me recovery time was four to six weeks with a sling, followed by two to...

How to Handle an Acute Injury While Training

Working out is supposed to make you stronger, healthier and feel better. But it's also an activity that can leave you vulnerable to injury. You'll be ...

How to Prevent a Pulled Hamstring

You're sprinting like you normally do in a game, practice or workout. You reach your top speed, and suddenly you feel like someone stabbed you in the ...

Understanding Hamstring Injuries and What You Can Do About Them

A gunshot to the leg. That's exactly what it felt like. One moment I was sprinting and the next I was laying on the ground in agony, it literally felt...

4 Ways to Prevent Hockey Hamstring Injuries

I am a firm believer that hockey players need to become more athletic off the ice to help their progress on the ice. If you were to take two hockey...

3 Good Morning Exercise Variations That Build Strong and Injury-Proof Hamstrings

The good morning exercise is a classic hamstring and lower back exercise. The hamstrings are important muscles for sprinting and jumping athletes. Those...

How J.J. Watt Keeps His Hamstrings Healthy

You're sprinting full speed and suddenly the back of your leg starts screaming in pain. You immediately know what the problem is. That damn hamstri...

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