A strength training program is not complete without hamstring work.
Nordics, stability ball curls, deadlifts, good mornings are all excellent for keeping the hamstrings strong and reducing chance of injury.
More often than not, exercises like these are VERY tough for athletes to perform because they lack hamstring strength. With our soccer guys, Nordics are just as miserable as being the next feature on Tinder Nightmares:
Cringe-worthy, no doubt.
And just when we thought hamstring work couldn’t become anymore of a struggle, check out the Chaos Hamstring Curl:
I stole this one from True Sport Physical Therapy in Baltimore, MD.
If you haven’t checked out their stuff, I highly recommend heading over to their Instagram page. Whether you’re a strength coach or PT, they have some innovative exercises you can steal.
Why the Chaos Curl is Awesome:
– Reinforces concentric and eccentric control of the hamstrings and calls on them to fire more with the instability of the roller.
– Fires the glutes more than normal and forces you to keep stability in the lumbo-pelvic region.
– Gives a foam roller more than one purpose. ;-O
Enjoy and let me know how you do.