Nonuniform changes in MRI measurements of the thigh muscles after two hamstring strengthening exercises.

@article{Mendigucha2013NonuniformCI,
  title={Nonuniform changes in MRI measurements of the thigh muscles after two hamstring strengthening exercises.},
  author={Jurdan Mendiguch{\'i}a and Mirian A Garrues and John B Cronin and Bret M. Contreras and Asier Los Arcos and Nikos Malliaropoulos and Nicola Maffulli and Fernando Idoate},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={574-81}
}
Although many different hamstring strengthening exercises exist, the effect on site specific activation of these exercises on different muscles of the leg is unclear. This study investigated the effects of the eccentric leg curl (LC) and lunge (L) exercises on the biceps femoris long head (BFl), biceps femoris short head (BFs), semitendinosus (ST), semimembranosus (SM), and adductor magnus (AM). Each leg of 11 male professional soccer players was randomly assigned to an LC or L exercise… CONTINUE READING
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