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April 10 , 2015 | Posted by Dave Cripps |

Training to stop Straining

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A weight slid off a bar today and hit me on the foot…

Its sore!

(didn’t get an sympathy from my athletes!)

 

But that’s not what I’m gonna talk about today

Instead, hamstrings…

Or actually any muscle you’ve strained from training or playing sport

(Calf, Achilles, rotator cuff, quad etc.)

 

Bet you’ve had at least one of these?

And also get you’ve reinjured it?

Its a bloody pain in the ass isn’t it!?

 

Well there’s a solution…

 

Without boring you with unnecessary science

When you have such an injury

Things are never the same again…

As an example, your ability to generate force through this muscle will be blunted

Not just immediately, but for the foreseeable

And the problem with this is, it means you’re likely to injure it again

 

So one fundamental thing to do is re-strengthen this muscle

And im not talking with therabands bands either!!!

(those bright coloured bands physio’s give you)

 

Initially in some injuries and small muscles groups these are ok…

 

But if you want to get something strong enough to not get reinjured

AND, be able to cope with the big forces you put through it…

When you run, jump, tackle, cut, whatever…

Then you have to resistance train with weights to get it used to big forces

 

And this isn’t just me saying this because I’m a physical fitness and performance coach

Nah…

Every expert I’ve spoke to who studies injuries from muscle tears to tendonopathy all agree

You have to use resistance training, appropriately to successfully return back to sport

 

My advice to you?

Use an exercise which isolates this muscle…

Perform 3-5 sets of 5 reps

Really emphasise and control the lowering phase of the movement….

Train it when it will have at least a full days rest before it significantly used again

And, progressively overload (remember my previous email?)

 

This is just one of a few things I utilise to build strong, fit, durable athletes

(Yes you are an athlete, as you play sport!)

 

But do that, and you have greater opportunity to fix those annoying strains

And , play/compete more, and perform at your genuine best

 

Oh, one last thing…

Big meeting tomorrow regarding the Coalition Performance Training Centre…

So news coming very very shortly…

Plus a video trailer

AND, an opportunity for you before anyone else

 

Cheers

Dave

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