Hamstring advice from an expert and victim: Dr. Allan Tissenbaum
Jimson LeeвЂ™s Speed Endurance blog has a new guest columnist: world-class M50 sprinter Allan Tissenbaum. His first topic is near and dear to his legs: the hamstring. Allan suffered a hammie pull at Olathe nationals, and knew what befell him. HeвЂ™s an orthopedic surgeon, after all. In his blog post, Dr. T writes: вЂњThe most common cause is excessive strain during a negative contraction and the severity has to do with the speed of the contraction. This is most likely to occur in the late swing phase of sprinting when the knee is extended and the hip flexed. What is apparent after reviewing the literature is although we think we understand the injury, we are really unsure as what to do for prevention or the best rehabilitation protocols.вЂќ But heвЂ™ll have suggestions in later columns. Best of luck in his column вЂ” and comeback.