Lower Body Injury Prevention Exercise Program
It contains exercises that will train you on the proper technique for dealing with these forces making sure your leg maintains the right alignment. When your knee moves in the wrong way, the ligaments that keep it from going too far may stretch or tear. You are going to learn how to use your muscles in a way that helps protect those ligaments.
It will be very important for you to focus on the cues given in the exercise videos. Each one will tell you how to stay in the proper injury prevention position. You will notice that the exercises don’t require a lot of equipment. They also won’t ask you to be lifting heavy weights. Instead the emphasis with this program is to train your body on a new and better way of moving; a way that tries to reduce the risk of injuries.
Too often athletes haven’t learned to move in the right way. Breaking these old habits and learning new ones takes time and repetition. You need to commit to doing these workouts regularly. The only way you’ll get good at doing these new exercises is by practicing the proper movements over and over.
Pay close attention to the feedback given in each video. The number of repetitions you do for each exercise is determined by how many you can do properly. Make sure to stop doing any of the exercises if your technique begins to falter. The program is organized so that the exercise videos progress from easy, move to medium, and then to difficult.
On a workout day before you begin these exercises make sure you are sufficiently warmed up. This may include a light 10 minute bike or jog.
Feel free to contact your athletic trainer if you have any questions regarding the program. The repetitions listed for each exercise are only recommendations. More or less can be done depending on your progression and technique. Your athletic trainer may only choose 5 exercises for you to work on at a time. Every exercise listed in the program is not meant to do in one session. Enjoy, and work hard!