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The Assisted Nordic Hamstring Curl

Matthews, Martyn J. MSc, CSCD*D1; Jones, Paul PhD, CSCS1; Cohen, Daniel PhD, CSCS2; Matthews, Helen MSc1

Section Editor(s): Dawes, Jay PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2015 - Volume 37 - Issue 1 - p 84–87
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000084
Exercise Technique
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ABSTRACT ASSISTED NORDIC HAMSTRING CURLS PROVIDE A MECHANISM FOR ASSISTING THE LOWER PHASES OF A NORDIC HAMSTRING CURL, ALLOWING TRAINING AT INCREASED HAMSTRING MUSCLE LENGTH POSITIONS AND THE PERFORMANCE OF MORE REPETITIONS. THIS EXERCISE MAY BE USEFUL TO TARGET THE SPECIFIC MUSCLE LENGTHS OR FATIGUE CONDITIONS AT WHICH INJURIES OCCUR.

1School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom; and

2Instituto de Investigaciones, Escuela de Medicina, Universidad de Santander—UDES, Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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The Exercise Technique Column provides detailed explanations of proper exercise technique to optimize performance and safety.

COLUMN EDITOR: Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

Martyn J. Matthewsis a senior lecturer in Sport Rehabilitation and Strength and Conditioning at the University of Salford.

Paul Jonesis a lecturer in Sports Biomechanics and Strength & Conditioning at the University of Salford.

Daniel Cohenis a lecturer at the Instituto de Investigaciones, Escuela de Medicina, Universidad de Santander.

Helen Matthewsis a senior lecturer in Rehabilitation at the University of Salford.

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