A timely post on the importance of preseason by @mickhughes.physio. Mick is an Australian Physiotherapist with special interest in ACL injury and rehabilitation. I highly recommend following him if you’re an S&C coach, athlete or anyone interested in sport. His page is insightful and full of great information on injury prevention and rehab. Preseason is a not only a time for getting stronger, faster and building an aerobic base. It also enables your body to tolerate the load it’s likely to experience during the season. The best type of athlete is the one that’s available. Preparing for ‘the worst case scenario’ during preseason helps athletes stay on the park more consistently. The first time an athlete is exposed to stimulus such as high speed running while fatigued should not be on game day but in training. Put in the work early so you can perform later. #one22 With pre-season training upon us, or just around the corner, this post is a timely reminder that turning up to training consistently will give our patients/athletes the best chance of being able to play most games next year. ** This is not just relevant to elite AFL; it is relevant to all sports, of all levels. Training availability matters! Even when you're injured, there will be something that you can do. So turn up. Train hard (as possible). Avoid rapid spikes in training loads, and you'll give yourself the best chance of running around week in/week out next year. Reference: Murray et al
(2017) #Physio#TrainSmart #TrainHard
More information on Mick and his methods for ACL and other injury prevention can be found on his website (https://www.mickhughes.physio/).