Updated: Nov 1, 2022
Out on the pitch in a mostly unpredictable environment, players are never going to be moving using "perfect" movement mechanics 100% of the time...
But in training, there are steps you can take to ensure a player is not only boosting athletic performance, but also injury resilience.
We can prepare the body to be better able to cope with the forces and impacts it's going to experience on the pitch, so that performance is increased at the same time as reducing injury risk. This is the perfect blend and the sweet spot we want to hit in as many sessions as possible!
The movement I outline in this video is a key one which is often overlooked, if a player trains with bad habits in a controlled environment, these are likely to carry over onto the pitch.
Try and apply the guidance I outline in this video to any exercise or movement you perform in the gym which applies, and wherever possible make a conscious effort in your more dynamic pitch training too - such as when jumping over hurdles or moving through ladders -it will pay off!
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