I’m sure in your lifetime you’ve pulled your hamstring before, right ?
So this is all about how to look after your hamstrings & lessen your chance of pulling it, as not doing anything, is not the answer, either.
First of all I should tell you how Hamstring injuries can occur, which is in many ways.
The first one would be overstretching!
Other than that, though, the most common are below…
Failed to warm up properly.
Fatigue from physical activity, gone way past your limit.
You’ve taken a knock to your thigh, for example a kick to your thigh, or you crashed into something hard.
You’ve had a hamstring injury before.
Just to make sure you understand, if you have ever had a hamstring injury before you are more likely to have another one in this lifetime, if you do not take the prevention steps I will list later on, there is a three grade system too, so this is really for grade two or grade three, which is a lot worse, of course.
Have a look below!
Grade one = Strain
Grade two = Partial Tear
Grade three = Severe Tear
Now let’s look into ways to look after your hamstring.
I would just like to note that if you are a runner, jumper or a climber, there is always the chance that you can injure your hamstring, you are pushing your hamstrings the most you see, however if you don’t do anything it’s even worse!
This is why I’m saying that the answer is not to do anything, because when you do have to activate one of those task like running, jumping climbing, or a smaller task that has a little of one of those in them in your daily life you will have a higher chance to pull up and be really hurt by it, as you don’t work your hamstrings at all!
So to lessen your chance, you can do the following below…
Warm up, this should be done 10 minutes before you exercise.
If you plan on running, you should really be jogging first to warm up your body, then run.
Take your time when doing your body weight exercises like callisthenics.
Warm down after you’ve done a sporting event. Work on/maintain your strength & conditioning
Have a clean eating lifestyle.
Get a great night’s sleep more often than not.
I’ve enjoyed sharing that with you, let me know what you think.
Until next time, ciao 🙂
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