Single leg catch exercises for hamstrings. This starts to strengthen the hamstrings eccentrically or as they lengthen.
- To strengthen the hamstring muscles.
- In a prone position the athlete lifts both legs to a 90 degree angle.
- Ensuring that the leg and the foot are not turned outwards the athlete drops the leg attempting to stop or 'catch' the lower leg reaching full extension by a hamstring contraction.
- Alternate the legs.
- The hamstrings
- The athlete can increase the difficulty of this exercise either by adding ankle weights or speeding up the rate of the leg catch.