• Title: High execution quality leads to more beneficial break point angles during the Nordic Hamstring Exercise
  • Author/s: Jana Bergamnn et al.
  • Published in: IACSS & ISPAS Joint Congress 2022
  • Publication date: September 2022
  • Link: Congress program
  • Fact: #14
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The setup matters

Knee pain is a common problem in executing Nordic Hamstring Exercise (NHE). Especially if athletes approach the floor, the pressure on the patella progressively increases. This pain impairs muscle activation and force generation. A recent study demonstrated that the use of HAM’s HELL (fixed resistance and free knee caps) significantly improves the NHE performance by 25%. Consequently,the setup matters for related hamstring exercises. Try it by yourself to feel the vast difference. Your knees will thank you!