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Rib injury #fitness #injury

Rib injury #fitness #injury

Rib injuries can be a nuisance and reasonable common occurrence in athletic populations. Rib bruising can happen following minor trauma e.g. falling and landing flat on the ribcage, an impact such as a rugby tackle or hockey check, or accidentally if one bumps into an immovable solid object. Acute pain when sneezing, coughing, laughing, and(…)

Sstrength training: 5-3-1

Sstrength training: 5-3-1

Elite junior athletes who make a commitment to strength & conditioning (S & C) during adolescence see the difference later on in their careers. Similarly, professional athletes who compliment their match play with regular S & C maintain robustness and fend off injury more effectively than weaker athletes. One programme strength temple that we like(…)

Training the respiratory muscles

Training the respiratory muscles

Is it possible to train the respiratory muscles? In general, it seems that exercise does not have any significant on static lung volumes in marathon runners or rowers. However, one group of athletes’ which display significant respiratory muscle control are swimmers. Elite level swimmers have a greater total lung capacity and lower resting heart rate(…)

Cardio-respiratory training: sub-maximal aerobic training and VO2max

Cardio-respiratory training: sub-maximal aerobic training and VO2max

What is the appropriate training intensity required to exercise at maximal aerobic power? Certainly not maximum exercise capacity. Classic experiments in exercise physiology show that work periods of 3-5min with short rest periods 1min provide the optimal stimulus for training maximum aerobic power. When subjects exercised for repeated bouts at 250 Watts for up to(…)

The UEFA Injury Study 2011

The UEFA Injury Study 2011

The UEFA injury study recently published highlight’s a number of observations for football coaches, and possible implications for training. The report concludes: 1. An average 8 injuries per 1000 hours of football exposure 2. The incidence of injuries is higher in games (27.5) than in training (4.1) 3. A player has an average of 2(…)