In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, Dr. Anthony Shield. Dr. Shield and his colleague Dr. Opar are the brains behind the NordBord, a tool to measure eccentric and isometric hamstring strength which prompted a lot of discussions in this episode. As well as the work he has done himself in this area, Dr. Shield also supervises a number of Ph.D. students who are looking further into the hamstrings and their functions.
In this episode, you will learn –
- Who is Tony Shields (education, background etc)
- What we know about hamstring injuries
- ‘Functional’ exercises
- Confusion around the term
- How they relate to hamstring injury
- Why the debate
- Why the apparent stigma
- Where the research is heading
Anthony can be found on Twitter @das_shield
This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.
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