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The Nordic Eccentric Hamstring Exercise for Injury Prevention in Soccer Players

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

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 4 - pp 56-58
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31817f985d
COLUMNS: Flexibility and Rehab Tips

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.

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Dr. Adam Sayers is the Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Dr. Brandi-Eveland Sayers is an Assistant Professor in the Exercise Science department at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

© 2008 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association