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Female athletes risk injury to the anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL’s) due to a variety of variables. There are a number of theories including ligament laxity, knee valgus moments, pelvic girdle weakness, and quad-dominant movement patterns to name a few.
What we do know is that some of these variables can be affected with performance training and strengthening, which are things you can start implementing with your coach or at Training HAUS today.
We know that stiff landings with decreased knee flexion in female athletes’ correlate with higher ACL injuries.
While there are a number of suggested hamstring exercises for ACL injury prevention, this one is something you might already be doing.
It’s a key part of landing mechanics and should be part of your strength program.
This is not intended to be an all-encompassing program nor are we suggesting this will prevent an ACL injury in female athletes.
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