Preventing a Hamstring Pull-part 2: the Reverse Hyper

Another great exercise for preventing hamstring injuries is the reverse hyper. This is because it does 3 vital things:

1. it strengthens the hamstring in the hip extended position

2. it recruits muscles in a similar motor pattern to running

3. in the lowered position, the muscles relax and allow traction to occur, lubricating the joints throughout the spine recovery and stretching the fascia slightly

 

This makes the reverse hyper great for preventing hamstring injuries and lower back injuries as well as recovering from them. In addition, the reverse hyper also works as a transfer exercise improving power output for sprinting.

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