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Fitness Tip#337 - March 19, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

COMMON MUSCULAR WEAKNESSES (2 of 6)

Hamstrings Weakness
Increased risk of knee injury (instability) during knee extension activities, specifically when knees are flexed lower than 90. Hamstrings / Quadriceps strength ratios should be greater than 56% to 80% depending on the population tested.


Examples of affected exercises:
o Squat
o Leg Press
o Leg Extension


Example preventative / corrective exercises:
o Leg Curls
o Straight Leg Deadlift


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