Flexibility in hamstrings muscle group is necessary for the hip and knee movements as well as in many functional activities.
Aim & Objective: To find out comparison between the Effect of Nordic hamstring exercises Versus Positional release therapy on hamstring flexibility and strength in male cricketers.
Method: 30 participants were allocated to the Nordic hamstring exercise (n=20) and positional release therapy (n=20). Both group received conventional exercise as hamstring stretching for 2 weeks. Outcome included flexibility (AKE TEST), and strength (SJT).
Result: While applying Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test within the group, in Group A (Nordic hamstring exercise) and Group B (positional release therapy). Both group showing significant improvement in post intervention (P<0.05). While applying Mann Whitney U test in-between groups Group A versus Group B there is no statistical difference in-between groups (P>0.05).
Conclusion: The study shows that both the Technique Nordic hamstring exercise and positional release therapies were individually effective in improving the flexibility and strength. While comparing both the technique there is no significant difference present in between the groups.