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Building Hamstring Endurance

Last week I showed you a hamstring strengthening exercise using a stable chair against a wall. Using an adjustable height, rolling office-type chair, I’m going to show you an exercise to build up hamstring endurance. One of the top causes of hamstring strains in sports is fatigue or compromised hamstring muscular endurance.

Rolling Chair Walking Exercise:

Sit in the middle of a rolling desk chair. Adjust the height of the chair, such that the knees are bent at a 120-degree angle, with the legs outstretched, feet flat on the ground. Pull with both your heels toward the body, propelling the chair forward. Reset and continue the double-leg walk for 4-5 repetitions. Then reverse the process by pushing with your toes out, returning to the starting point. You can also perform the same exercise by alternating the pulling and pushing motion with each foot.

Remember, you should always consult your physician before beginning any exercise, diet, or nutritional supplementation program.

Mackie and April share exercises every Wednesday on WWL-TV