Train Your Hamstrings - Help Fix Knee Pain
Hamstrings play a huge role in our athletic performance. Strong hamstrings can make us powerful and fast when sprinting, or can keep us on the wall while climbing.
On the other hand, weak hamstrings can leave us performing suboptimally and set us up for an increased risk of injury throughout our season.
Nordic curls are one great exercise to train your hamstrings.
However, without a partner or the right equipment it can be hard to effectively perform this exercise.
One way to do this exercise by yourself is to wedge a bar against a rack and brace your feet against it.
This is a great way to anchor your feet down without the assistance of another person.
Try it out and let us know what you think!
TRAINING HAMSTRINGS IN THE REHAB SETTING
We also love to train the hamstrings in our clients with knee or hip pain, meaning that this excises may benefit you even if you don’t consider yourself an “athlete”.
Many active people such as gym goers or active moms can benefit from strengthening their hamstrings.
For knee pain, hamstring strength is critical, and improving the strength in this area is essential during your physical therapy program!
At Peak Pursuit Performance and Rehab, we offer both in person physical therapy services in Salt Lake City, Utah and online remote consultations for those outside the city. If you are looking for help with your knee pain or running performance, give us a call at (801) 215-9087.