Author archive for Bas Van Hooren

  • Do We Need to Perform a Cool-Down After Exercise?

    By on 05/08/2018

    Many recreational and professional athletes frequently perform 5-15 minutes of low to moderate intensity exercises or movements after their training or competition in an attempt to improve recovery and hereby enhance subsequent performance and reduce injuries. This recovery method is widely known as a cool-down.

  • Hamstring Functioning During Running (Part 2): Implications for Exercise

    By on 30/05/2018

    The possible predominantly isometric hamstring functioning and suggested mechanisms of injury have several implications for training. Most prominently, high-intensity isometric training and training of intermuscular coordination (e.g., lumbo-pelvic control) may be important to reduce injury risk and improve performance in addition to eccentric training.

  • Hamstring Functioning During Running (Part 1): Eccentric or Isometric?

    By on 19/05/2018

    Hamstring injuries are one of the most common and severe injuries in sports that involve high-speed running such as soccer. As a result, there is great interest in the prevention and rehabilitation of hamstring injuries.

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