The hamstrings, perhaps as much or more than any other muscle group in the lower body, is subject to a significant amount of eccentric load/stress during running.
As the training miles add up and the years march on, significant scar tissue can develop in these muscles, making injury risk rise.
The answer to addressing this risk head on comes back to two things:
1. Periodically performing some specific exercises designed to improve the resiliency of the hamstrings.
2. We should also take care of the tissue with regular self-massage as well as whatever other soft-tissue care is available to you.
Below you will find instructional videos for three specific exercises that are well-known to be great for hamstring resilience.
- Knee Extenders
- The Slide
- Hamstring End-Range Holds
These, in addition to the specific strength exercises you will find in this program, will give you the bulletproof hamstrings you desire!