Finishing the season
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- July 6, 2008 at 1:09 am #23150propGuest
I play in a premier colts team, we have 4 weeks until the finals, which we are already in but our next few games will determine what position we finish. I have had a back injury, so my leg work has just been leg press and leg curls, had a shoulder problem so am only just benching again, and have overgrown calve muscles causing shin splints which has ment i cannot do much sprinting or power work. I want to regain my strength so I will be as strong as i was before my injuries so the finals. I was wondering what training I should do for the rest of the season to be at my best. Im at uni so I can train twice a day.
CheersJuly 6, 2008 at 4:27 am #23672ashleyGuest
With 4 weeks to go, the only advise I would say to you, with your injury history and not knowing your position would be to relax, concentrate on your individual skills especially and also your unit and team skills, I would do all the rehab prescribed by whomever is treating you and increase your own recovery work with stretching, swimming and yoga, I can understand your concern but by trying to get back as quickly as you seem to want to do you run a much greater risk at not being there for the games that matter, if you can do some spin bike work or a spin class that would be a good start on your fitness, but as for speed, power, strength, repeated speed work I would wait until you have the and not the pressure of games coming up to work on what you specifically need to do, manage yourself through the week’s training and unleash on the weekend, cheers, ashleyJuly 6, 2008 at 6:56 pm #23675andy_macGuest
Prop, I don’t know what your back injury is (lower or upper), but the leg press sometimes does more harm than good, especially for lower back injuries!July 6, 2008 at 7:42 pm #23676fergusGuest
I would think that if your shoulder is ok again, you should be able to maintain some overall general strength but working the Upper Body – (even if not leg specific work), so I wouldn’t be overly concerned, though personally I’d try and avoid too many hamstring curls this late in the season.
Anyway at this stage in the season most players and coaches can make the mistake or giving into temptation and overtraining or pushing too hard when the opposite is more often more effective after a long punishing season – so ironically you might be fresher than many of your team mates if you are lucky.
Like Ashley says work on the regeneration side of things (perhaps some core work may help with the back injury) and peak for the finals.
Best of LuckJuly 6, 2008 at 9:48 pm #23673ashleyGuest
Agree 100% I would want you to do a pattern movement unloaded and not do leg press at all, ashleyJuly 7, 2008 at 12:01 am #23677propGuest
So instead of what i’m doing mabey some single leg squats, core work, stretching, swimming ,yoga and spin bike work and upper body work since i think my shoulder is ok or dont risk the upper body work?July 7, 2008 at 1:11 am #23674ashleyGuest
That would be spot on just do not go too heavy to start with on your damaged shoulder side, hasten slowly and you will be fine, good luck, ashleyJuly 7, 2008 at 3:13 am #23678propGuest
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