School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science: Therapeutic
Hamstring and quadriceps, ACL injury, strength ratio
Rehabilitation and Therapy
Redding, Jesse, "Hamstring and Quadriceps Strength Ratio in Collegiate Wrestlers" (2022). Senior Honors Theses. 1200.
ACL injuries are a significant risk for athletes across sports. One of the sports that reports the highest rate of ACL injury is wrestling. The mechanism of injury among wrestlers appears to be unique and has limited data compared to other sports. Several nonmodifiable risk factors have been studied for ACL injury, as well as several modifiable risk factors that include BMI, muscular composition, and high-risk movements. The hamstring to quadriceps strength ratio (H:Q) is one aspect of muscular composition that has received little attention in collegiate wrestlers. The purpose of this study was to analyze the H:Q strength ratio in male collegiate wrestlers in order to investigate the ACL injury risk in this population.