Warm-up and stretching, the strength coaches emphasize, help cut down on injuries. And a hamstring stretch, according to former LA NBA strength and conditioning coach Marco Nuñez, can even make you a better player.
He tracks his players by videotaping them on the treadmill to see changes in their gait and walk.
The hamstring stretch specifically helps with explosiveness — and jumping. “Everyone wants to get those strong and explosive but the key is when you get as high as you can in the air you still have to land,”.
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From Marco Nuñez:
High Performance Athletic Trainer | Sports Medicine Specialist | Sports Scientist | MS in Human Movement | PES CES FMS SFMA FCS |
Over 20 years of experience working in professional sports.