6/16/2006 8:50:37 AM
| Hi there,|
The Nordic Hamstring Curl is a strength training exercise for athletes. As you have pointed out, Nordic Hamstring Curls have been known to help with reduction in injuries as well as an increase in the eccentric contraction of the muscle. I would recommend all athletes perform this type of exercise.
Start by kneeling down with someone from behind you holding your ankles firmly to the ground.
Now slowly lean forward resisting gravity until you come close to reaching the ground. Now, explode upwards to the starting position.
Beginners should not try this exercise right away because of the chance for injury. It would be advisable to try this over a mat as well.