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protective measures against a Hamstring repetition

Question: protective measures against a Hamstring repetition


I had a hamstring injury and I feel that I have recovered. I am wondering though if there are training or warm up procedures that would increase my protection against another injury.


Some vigorous, superficial massage to your quads/hamstrings before you exercise should be beneficial, as well as dynamic stretching before workouts.

The massage you can do yourself. Just sit down and grab your quads/hams and squeeze and release, like kneading. Also striking the soft tissue with soft hands (the chopping you see in a swedish massage, otherwise known as tapotement) will stimulate muscle contraction and is an excellent warm-up technique for sports application.

1-2 minutes of massage per body part is enough, 5-7 minutes will actually sedate the area affected.