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Kettlebell swings for medial hamstring

Kettlebell swings for medial hamstring

We introduced KB’s a while back, indicating their effectiveness in non-specific (pre-season / general prep phase) aerobic conditioning. Similarly, when we talked about KB training and spinal loading, we mentioned that the KB swing compliments the squat by providing a balance to the spinal loading pattern as well as activating the spinal extensors and gluteal muscles at 50% and(…)

Kettlebell swings and snatches

Kettlebell swings and snatches

McGill & Marshall (2011), did a kinematics analysis of some of the basic movements of kettlebell work. Using a 16kg kettlebell on 7 male weightlifters and 1 kettle instructor, they found that the kettlebell swing and snatch movements require a hip-hinge squatting movement that activates 50% MVC of low back extensors and 80% MVC gluteal muscles.(…)

Eccentric hamstring training: an emerging paradigm in lower limb injury prevention

Eccentric hamstring training: an emerging paradigm in lower limb injury prevention

The hamstring muscles are uniquely prone to injury in field athletes, where high intensity running and sprinting often lead to strains and occasionally tears. While the aetiology of hamstring injuries is complex, thigh injuries were highlighted in The UEFA Injury Study 2011 accounting for 17% of all injuries, with subsequent lay-off time of 18-24 days. Cases of(…)

De Quervain’s syndrome

De Quervain’s syndrome

De Quervain’s syndrome is an idiopathic tendinosis of extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus. These two thumb muscles move the thumb in extension (away from the hand in the same plane as the hand). The tissue in the retinaculum at the base of the first digit thickens creating less space for the canal. This(…)