Deceleration In Athletes
Most athletes have terrible hamstring development. Torn hamstrings are common in nearly every sport that involves sprinting or intense leg lifts, and poor strength/stability/deceleration is often to blame. Accelerating and decelerating quickly often seperates the good from the great. The hamstring is responsible for many things including knee flexion (bringing your foot towards your glutes), stability, hip extension (backward movement of your thigh), and deceleration.
If an athlete works their hamstrings, they usually just hit 3 sets of 10 on a leg curl before calling it a day. This neglects developing so many other important roles of the hamstring. Strength, stability, and efficient deceleration are crucial for healthy hammies. In this article I have two exercises that I use in my personal regimen to build strength, stability, and deceleration from both hip extension and knee flexion.