17 min

EP.50 - Preventing and Rehabilitating Hamstring Strains The Athletic Development Show

    • Health & Fitness

Over the last 12 months, Nordics have become a key criterion and point of progression for most of our athletes. In today’s episode, we go deep on why we love them, 
- why they are better than a deadlift and RDL for brute eccentric hamstring strength 
- the mistake we made regarding Corelfits 
- why the Nordic isn’t quite perfect
- why sport doesn’t serve the hamstring well 
- how eccentrics affect the collagen and titan in your muscles 
- and how you can start adding them in without being sore for a week
Some resources:
This video from David Opar should provide a great summary of all things hamstrings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48MAhno35Lg
David Opar and the hamstring injury research group have done a heap of work on the Nordic and its effect on injury risk (this link will take you to a heap of their academic papers which you can read for free)
https://scholar.google.com.au/scholar?q=david+opar+hamstring&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXoPXP6rjSAhXDEpQKHefTBAkQgQMIFzAA
Also the Nordbord website:
https://valdperformance.com/
Fascicle length:
http://www.jsams.org/article/S1440-2440(12)00580-4/abstract
More on Titin (not Titan):
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/16/2825.long
And collagen content of muscles:
http://jap.physiology.org/content/97/1/197.long (a small study but Jacob seems to be onto something)

Over the last 12 months, Nordics have become a key criterion and point of progression for most of our athletes. In today’s episode, we go deep on why we love them, 
- why they are better than a deadlift and RDL for brute eccentric hamstring strength 
- the mistake we made regarding Corelfits 
- why the Nordic isn’t quite perfect
- why sport doesn’t serve the hamstring well 
- how eccentrics affect the collagen and titan in your muscles 
- and how you can start adding them in without being sore for a week
Some resources:
This video from David Opar should provide a great summary of all things hamstrings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48MAhno35Lg
David Opar and the hamstring injury research group have done a heap of work on the Nordic and its effect on injury risk (this link will take you to a heap of their academic papers which you can read for free)
https://scholar.google.com.au/scholar?q=david+opar+hamstring&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXoPXP6rjSAhXDEpQKHefTBAkQgQMIFzAA
Also the Nordbord website:
https://valdperformance.com/
Fascicle length:
http://www.jsams.org/article/S1440-2440(12)00580-4/abstract
More on Titin (not Titan):
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/16/2825.long
And collagen content of muscles:
http://jap.physiology.org/content/97/1/197.long (a small study but Jacob seems to be onto something)

17 min

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