SUMMARY: MODIFIED KETTLEBELL SWINGS PLACE A GREATER EMPHASIS ON THE VELOCITY OF MOVEMENT AND ON DEVELOPING RAPID ECCENTRIC CONTROL OF THE HAMSTRINGS. THEREFORE, THIS EXERCISE MAY BE A USEFUL INCLUSION IN A TRADITIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM AS A MEANS OF PREPARING THE HAMSTRING MUSCLES FOR THE LOADING CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED DURING MOST SPORTS.
1University of Salford, School of Health Sciences, Salford, United Kingdom
2London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom
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Martyn Matthews is a senior lecturer in rehabilitation and strength and conditioning at the University of Salford.
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