Open Season on Hamstrings

I lost track a bit when I was in Abu Dhabi on the current stats in regard to hamstring pulls in MLB. On doing a little checking it appears that gravity is still undefeated. Just a tongue and cheek reminder to keep religiously doing those hamstring curls, supplemented by Ham/Glute raises and be sure to add a heavy dose of pre-game static stretching especially when it is cold. If you want to add a little icing to the cake and insure more pulls be sure to do Nordic hamstring curls immediately after you do some high speed treadmill runs. Happy hamstring pulling!


At 4/15/08, 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me that it is getting more than just hamstrings all the time. Jeter pulled a groin last week swinging at a pitch, Mariner's Bedard out with a hip problem and his attitude is only rest will help. USA Today reported last week the very high number of people on disabled lists. Maybe if there was not the inbreeding in baseball they could talk someone into coming back to help them out even though he hates the game. Is Steve still working with that high profile agent to keep some of these guys following the functional path?

Mark Day

At 4/15/08, 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a conspiracy to ponder on. Ever wonder why ATC tells the baseball players not to do too much during in season?

Players get hurt, ATCs provide treatments and get the players back on the field. Temporarily.

At 4/18/08, 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There ya go...blame the ATCs. It's all there fault. ATCs are responsible for global warming too.

Jonathan Hewitt ATC

At 4/18/08, 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


ATCs are responsible for global warming also...? Those gosh darn ATCs

Holy Schinike


At 4/18/08, 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Yeah, according to studies it's all the hot air we release into the environment when we speak.


At 4/19/08, 12:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering if the anon post though we (ATC's) get paid per treatment???

Chris Fink, ATC

At 4/19/08, 10:25 AM, Blogger Dusty said...

Hmm...what about http://functionalpathtraining.blogspot.com/2007/01/stretching-is-not-warm-up.html

I thought you didn't need to do static hamstring stretches at the beginning of practice?

Now you do?

Which is it?

At 4/19/08, 10:29 AM, Blogger Dusty said...

Ohh, upon re-read, I missed the tongue in cheek comment! It's early yet...

At 4/21/08, 10:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of treatment I prefer to think that ATCs perform Athletic(Functional) restoration or Athletic(Functinoal) Enhancement (for the non-injured).
Just a thought.

JOnathan Hewitt ATC


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