View Full Version : Origin of the hamstring-quadriceps ratio

Rosalind Coombs
11-21-2000, 11:12 PM
Dear List Members,

I am a PhD student at the University of East London, my topic of
interest being muscle imbalance of the quads/hams in relation to
injury and the effect of resistance training on contractile strength
and neuromuscular activation of these muscle groups.

I am interested in finding out where the concept of the normal HQ
ratio of 0.6 originated from. The British Library, online databases
and the Biomch-L archives have been searched. One reference found may
be relevant but I cannot locate a copy of it:
The Knee in Sports: conditioning, injury prevention, rehabilitation
and studies related to the knee by K.K.Klein & F.L.Allman. Austin,
Pemberton Press, 1969.

Any information on access to this book would be greatly appreciated
as would reference to any other articles available on the HQ ratio
origin that you know of.

Thanking you in advance for your help.

Roz Coombs
Department of Health Sciences
University of East London
Romford Road
London E15 4LZ

Replies to: R.C.Coombs@uel.ac.uk

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