Hamstring Range of Motion – Greater than 90 degrees?


Many movement screens look at flexibility and use 90 degrees. Why 90? Why not 85 or 110 degrees? My experience is that a range of motion reserve is needed before heavy competition as the strain decreases flexibility and scores drop like player weights during summer doubles. I think the most difficult sale is getting athletes, especially the tight ones, to invest in a flexibility program. No record boards for best overall range of motion on college walls that I see. My guess is that more stop light light charts to show dangers is far more effective than having a number score. My experience is that great hamstring strength and ranges past 90 work, close to 115 degrees.

Carl Valle

Carl Valle

Track & Field Coach
Carl is an expert coach who has produced champions in swimming, track and numerous other sports. He is one of the foremost experts in the fields of nutrition and restoration.
Carl Valle

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