Learn To Love The Nordic Hamstring Curl

Learn To Love The Nordic Hamstring Curl

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nfl flag football tournament 1463537242 277450856 Learn To Love The Nordic Hamstring CurlBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Hamstring strains can be frustrating for the athlete because they can take a long time to heal, and even after healing they have a tendency to happen over and over
From a preventive standpoint, the Nordic hamstring curl has been proven to reduce the number of hamstring strains in soccer players
I would recommend the Nordic hamstring curl for all athletes, in all movement based sports
Be sure to use correct form, and start off with a small number of repetitions and work up
The Nordic hamstring curl is part of the FIFA 11+ training program for soccer, as well as a standard component of hamstring strengthening in training programs in many other sports

A hamstring injury can take down athletes at any level of competition…

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