Pulling your hamstring muscle is a common injury for anyone who sprints — including soccer players and runners. Maybe you've already pulled yours. The Nordic Hamstring Protocol, which centres around the exercise shown in this video, can help.
When soccer players do the Nordic protocol, their risk of hamstring injuries plummets. Christie Aschwanden writes at FiveThirtyEight that the only reason hamstring injuries are still a problem, according to researchers in the field, is that people don't do the proven exercises.
Visit the link below for more on what we know about hamstring injury prevention — and watch the video to see the exercise in action.
Soccer Hamstring Injuries Are Up, But Preventing Them Is Complicated [FiveThirtyEight]