Why Use Nordic Hamstring Curls?

 💃🏼 The Nordic Hamstring Curl is a tool we use almost every session with our dancers for a long list of reasons.


Aside from the documented benefits of its use in preventing injury, with minimal equipment in a dance studio we must find an exercise that deploys a high intensity but can do so safely.


For you science nerds here’s an awesome excerpt from an article we have cited below: “An important finding was that high activation of the all hamstring muscle components can be achieved without the need for heavy external loading (ie, gym weights and machines) and this is best demonstrated by the Nordic and slide leg exercises.”

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Tsaklis, P., Malliaropoulos, N., Mendiguchia, J., Korakakis, V., Tsapralis, K., Pyne, D., & Malliaras, P. (2015). Muscle and intensity based hamstring exercise classification in elite female track and field athletes: implications for exercise selection during rehabilitation. Open access journal of sports medicine, 6, 209–217. doi:10.2147/OAJSM.S7918

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