Hamstring strain injuries and eccentric strength training

Eccentric hamstring strength gain during preseason training

Previous history of hamstring strain injury (HSI) is identified as a main risk factor for recurrent injuries. Neuromuscular inhibition has been found to be associated with HSIs and it has been blamed for the elevated risk of reinjuries in athletes with previous HSIs. The aim of this study was to compare the increase in hamstring eccentric strength during preseason training amongst footballers with or without a history of HIS.


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