Hamstrings... Tear or not to tear, How? Is the question.

Posted by Ignatius on Sunday, August 26, 2012 Under: Strength

Basically when it comes to problems with hamstring injuries pre-hab is better that re-hab. So if you are already sitting with a hamstring injury you need to see a physiotherapist as soon as possible after you have iced it as soon as possible after the injury.

Seeing as the rehabilitation process is not part of my discussion here i am not going into much detail of that. But a good physio will be able to help with that with various therapies including but not limited to dry needling, deep tissue massage etc. But after this process when your hamstring has been rehabilitated and you have gained the appropriate strength and mobility to train “normally” again you can add these 3 movements into your exercise program to prevent hamstring injuries. You can also add them even if you haven’t had a hamstring tear or injury to prevent it happening.

In short you want to activate your glutes more and open up your hips so you will be less likely to over stride when you run and condition your hamstrings to be strong in eccentric action. Also remember to stretch your hamstrings after each session to keep them flexible.

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Tags: hamstring  injuries 
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