How to manage a pulled hamstring caused by sprinting and limit downtime from running: A first aid guide

How to manage a pulled hamstring caused by sprinting and limit downtime from running: A first aid guide

Articles, Lower Body, Running, Tactical
How to manage a pulled hamstring caused by sprinting and limit downtime from running: A first aid guide This article was originally published in The Raider Patch: Magazine of the U.S. Marine Raider Association "Pop" You hear the sound followed by intense pain shooting along the back of your thigh that stops you dead in your tracks. You may have pulled or "strained" a hamstring muscle (there are 3). This injury occurs when the muscle fibers overstretch so quickly that they cannot contract to protect themselves in time. Hamstring strains often happen during a quick sprint effort, such as picking up the pace during a running workout or stopping short to avoid crashing into a slow pedestrian. Even a quick burst effort to chase after your dog on a breakaway from…
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How to Get Back Into Strength Training After A High Hamstring Injury

How to Get Back Into Strength Training After A High Hamstring Injury

Articles, Lifting, Lower Body
How to Get Back Into Strength Training After A High Hamstring Injury Regaining leg strength after a high hamstring injury (strain, tendinitis, or tear) can be a tricky process. Not only does running cause hamstring pain, but so does squatting…and even just sitting in a chair! Part of the problem is that the high hamstring tendon - located where your leg meets your butt - gets compressed around the pelvic bone (“sit bone”) every time you bend your hip or sit down. So, in the early stages of regaining hamstring strength after an injury here, avoid compression of the tendon over the pelvic bone. This could be simple hamstring curls performed while lying in a prone (belly) position. Avoid seated hamstring curl machines.  In later stages you can reintroduce strength…
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