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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31817f985d
COLUMNS: Flexibility and Rehab Tips

The Nordic Eccentric Hamstring Exercise for Injury Prevention in Soccer Players

PhD, CSCS, Adam Sayers; Sayers, Brandi-Eveland PhD, CSCS

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Abstract

ECCENTRIC HAMSTRING MUSCLE ACTIONS ARE INVOLVED IN SEVERAL MOVEMENTS IN THE GAME OF SOCCER. RECENT STUDIES HAVE INDICATED THAT THE NORDIC HAMSTRING EXERCISE IS AN EFFECTIVE WAY OF ECCENTRICALLY STRENGTHENING THE HAMSTRINGS IN SOCCER PLAYERS, RESULTING IN REDUCED INJURY RISK AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE.

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