Want a comprehensive understanding of the hamstring muscle group form and function in sport? This week’s Friday Five with András Hegyi, an expert in the science of hamstrings and other areas important to sports training and return to play, dives into the details of hamstrings and other muscles.
About András Hegyi
András Hegyi is a final-stage Ph.D. student working at the Neuromuscular Research Center at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. His Ph.D. work focuses on regional and intermuscular hamstrings EMG activity in different hamstring exercises and in running. One of the four studies included in this project was awarded a Young Investigators Award by the European College of Sport Science in 2017. Hegyi is interested in improving biomechanical methodologies to assess hamstrings to further understand hamstring muscle function and injury mechanisms.
Although his Ph.D. work focuses mainly on the use of high-density EMG, in recent years, he spent 2–6 months in different labs (University of Nantes, Université Côte d’Azur, and the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences) learning other methods, such as panoramic ultrasound imaging, 3D freehand ultrasound imaging, ultrasound elastography, and intramuscular EMG. Projects using these methods on hamstrings are ongoing. Hegyi can be reached via Twitter (@And_Hegyi), ResearchGate, and email (email@example.com).