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Pacey Performance Podcast #309 - Kristian Thorborg (Professor at University of Copenhagen)
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Pacey Performance Podcast #309 - Kristian Thorborg (Professor at University of Copenhagen)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Kristian Thorborg. I know I say this every week but Kristian has been on my hit list for a long time and it was great to finally line it up and get him on the podcast. Kristian is a world-renowned researcher, most well known for his work in hamstring injuries and it is this area that we chat about in this episode. Kristian had recently edited a book, Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hamstring Injuries alongside some giants of the industry, David Opar and Anthony Shield, both of who have been on the podcast. If you're trying to keep your athletes fit, healthy and on the field or court, you will enjoy this one!

In this episode we discussed...

Who is Kristian Thorborg (background, education and current role)?

Hamstring injury risk

The structure of the hamstrings

Intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors

Neuromuscular factors related to hamstring injury and performance

Asymmetries

Assessments of risk

Rehabilitation

Return to sport protocols post hamstring injury

Ideal vs applied realities

Optimising function post hamstring injury

Reasons for persistent hamstring injuries

Kristian can be found on Twitter @KThorborg

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com.

Enjoy

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