Hamstring Injury Prevention Practices in Elite Sport: Evidence for Eccentric Strength vs. Lumbo-Pelvic Training

Following from last week’s excellent review article by Matthew Bourne and colleagues, this week we have another review paper by Dr Anthony Shield and Matthew Bourne on the abovementioned topic. More hamstring gold from the hamstring research group! Open access: NO (but a non-downloadable view-only version is available) First online: 15 November 2017 The main…

Why strength depends on more than muscle

This is an article on the ScienceDaily website back in July. It covers a study done at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that looked at how the nervous system adapts differently when a person lifts heavy weights (80% of max) compared to lifting lighter loads (30% of max). Summary: “Physical strength might stem as much from…

What gives physios the right to advise athletes how to train?

An excellent guest blog by David Poulter on Adam Meakin’s The Sports Physio blog. I totally agree that having personal experience in elite level sports definitely makes a difference in one’s approach to managing elite athletes. Without it I think most physios would not be able to fully understand how the athletes feel when they…