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The Key to Injury Prevention During the Season


By Team Speed - August 10, 2018

It’s no surprise that many athletes begin specializing in one sport at a very young age. While this is great for their unique athletic development, this also leads to chronic overuse injuries.

 

Once an athlete specializes, the demand to train and play in their sport is extensive. They are often only given a few days off and competition continues to increase year after year.

 

Much of our focus with the athletes that we train year round is on injury prevention and keeping them on the field. The days of “no pain, no gain”, and training at 110% off the field year round are gone. During the off season, athletes can train at a high rate while in season, the focus becomes about maintaining fitness and keeping them healthy.

 

Our athletes that train consistently, even just one time per week, stay healthy and strong. They have a significantly lower rate of injury, which is one reason we have produced so many National Champions.

 

Here’s some tips for what to focus on from our world-class trainers in preventing injuries during the season:

 
  • Unilateral Strength (i.e. one leg training versus two)
  • Mobility
  • Flexibility
  • Stretching (before AND after training sessions and practices)
  • Proper Diet and Hydration
 

At Sterling’s Team Speed, we believe the key to injury prevention during the season is including a recovery session (whether it’s with your private coach, team, or individually) in your weekly routine.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about injury prevention, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our private trainers.

 

Already injured and looking to recover? We have a Return to Sport program that may be just what you need to get back to good health. Schedule your complimentary session here.