RW Injury Prevention
Preventing Hamstring Injuries
The muscles that run down the back of our thighs bend our knees, extend our legs, drive us up hills, and power finish-line kicks. So when our hamstrings are too tight or weak to perform well, we notice it.
The combination of muscles that make up the hamstrings bends your knees, extends your hips, and rotates your thighs. When those muscles are weak or tight, it disrupts the muscular balance of your body. To prevent a pulled hammie, target your glutes, hip flexors, quads, core, and hamstrings. These muscles work together and need to be equally strong and flexible.