When NOT to perform the Nordic hamstring curl

Those who coach younger athletes often to do not have access to strength and conditioning facilities, nor do they have designated training sessions dedicated to physical preparation outside of regular practice times. With these limitations set in place, it is common for coaches to budget sections of practice time to work on strength and power …

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Load, Monotony and Strain

In previous posts, we discussed how increases in training load are one of the biggest predictors of injury in athletes. Think about injury rates during periods of increased training frequencies and volume, such as during a pre-season training camp. It’s also easy to overload our athlete’s during the in-season as well if we aren’t carefully …

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Hamstring Strains Associated with Low Eccentric Strength

One of the more common injuries in field sports involving high intensity sprinting are hamstring strains. Apart from the competitive season, a common time of year that hamstring injuries occur is during pre-season training camps. In fact, most coaches can probably attest to witnessing athletes “blowing a wheel” during performance testing (e.g., 40 yard dash) …

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