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Hamstring exercises for track and field athletes: injury and exercise biomechanics, and possible implications for exercise selection and primary prevention.
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PMID:  22685125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Hamstring strain injuries are the most prevalent muscle injuries in track and field (TF). These injuries often cause prolonged symptoms and a high risk of re-injury. Strengthening of the hamstring muscles has been recommended for injury prevention. The authors review the possible role of eccentric training in TF hamstring injury prevention and introduce exercise classification criteria to guide clinicians in designing strengthening programmes adapted to TF. The principles exposed may serve as a foundation for future development and application of new eccentric programmes to decrease the high incidence of this type of injury in other sports.
Nikos Malliaropoulos; Jurdan Mendiguchia; Hercules Pehlivanidis; Sofia Papadopoulou; Xavier Valle; Peter Malliaras; Nicola Maffulli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of sports medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-0480     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432520     Medline TA:  Br J Sports Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
National Track & Field Centre, Sports Medicine Clinic of S.E.G.A.S., Thessaloniki, Greece.
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