4 Articles That Offer Alternative Ways to Train Athletes Suffering From Inevitable Injuries for Long and Short Time Frames

From shin splints to pulled muscles and recurring hamstring injuries, these articles will guide you through the limitations of injuries and help you prescribe specialized workouts that will allow your high school athletes to have a speedy recovery, while staying fit in the process.


1. "Take A Week Off"

Injury Prevention

"Some injuries require rehabilitation that includes a range of exercises to help push the recovery along. While others allow athletes to still participate without further injuring themselves. Just because a student- athlete twists their ankle doesn’t mean they have to sit out for a week. Instead, they can focus on other methods of exercises, such as pool workouts, for rehab and to stay in shape..." Read the Rest of This Article... 

2. What to Do With Your Walking Wounded

Injury Prevention

"It is impossible to ignore an injury and without proper treatment and strengthening the injury can become prolonged.  As a coach, it is imperative that we channel creativity and create specialized workouts for athletes who are physically unable to complete concentrated workouts. As an alternative, utilizing a combination of pool, bike, body weight & core circuits, along with soft surface activities can allow an athlete to have a speedy recovery while remaining fit through the process..." Read the Rest of This Article...

3. Dealing With Common Running Injuries

Injury Prevention

"Many running injuries of the leg can be traced to inflexibility in the pelvis and hip of the athlete. A well thought out and habitually done stretching protocol of the muscles of the hip and pelvis is a great injury prevention routine.  Muscles located in the pelvis and butt are among the largest muscles of the body and are neglected by most athletes because they are so durable..." Read the Rest of This Article... 

4. A Guide to Handling Hamstring Injuries for the Coach

Injury Prevention

"Hamstring injuries are probably the most troubling of all typical track and field injuries. The frequency with which they occur, their debilitating nature, combined with the fact that they seem to strike when least expected and at the worst times make them the most frightening of all injuries. In addition to this, hamstring injuries are also the most misunderstood injury in track and field..." Read the Rest of This Article...

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