Hamstrings: The Bane of Jamaica


#1

That’s hamstring issues this season for Blake, Bolt and now Powell …

I have no doubt that Blake and Bolt will come back in some way, shape or form but I don’t know how many more injuries Powell can deal with based upon how his career has played out plus it seems he has other business interests.

We’ll see I guess.


#2

Ah yes, the classic “hamstring issues”. Such a weak muscle those hamstrings…


#3

I’ve never had hamstring problems, but I know a lot of people who have gotten them. In general, what causes hamstring problems?


#4

The human animal has it’s limits. These guys are trained to be with-in a hair of that limit.
Over the limit and you are broken
under it you are a semifinalist at best


#5

Running fast, hence why you have not had issues with yours. :smiley: :stuck_out_tongue:

JW


#6

I’ve pulled both my hamstrings 3 times. What can cause it:

Muscle imbalances
Poor flexibility
Improper warm up
Bad luck
Going past the thin line of perfection to over-fatigue as referenced by the wise turtle earlier …


#7

Ouch :stuck_out_tongue: ! Haha that would make sense… I’m a 4:26 miler with high-27 max 200m speed.


#8

In Bolts case…too much partying and not enough rest. Lol joking but that probably is a tiny factor.

Doesn’t he get a minor hamstring issue at the start of every outdoor season? Powell doesn’t surprise me at all I can’t believe he is still sprinting(still runs well but plagued by injuries).


#9

Bolt’s stuff has been all over the map. In 2010 it was back injuries, and that was the only year he pulled the plug on a season after Gay beat him in Stockholm I believe it was. I think 2011 was the car crash year. Then last year it was also hammy related if I’m remembering correctly.


#10

Hamstring issues and back issues are often connected. The posterior chain …


#11

Lydiard said to run up hills and stairs to prevent hammy injuries.