The Importance of Cross Training
When training sportsmen/women, we need to remember that we are not there to change their natural ability, but we are there to enhance their abilities and assist them in protecting their bodies. Every sport is predisposed to certain injuries and your objective is to ensure that these are minimal.
How do we achieve this?
- Incorporate exercises that encourage stability in the 5 basic movement principles.
- Repeat the stabilized movements 100’s of 1000’s of times, in order to re-educate the body to develop involuntary stability
- Co-ordinate their movements to perform the basic movement principles without compensation or verbal correction o Do movements that are more challenging for their body i.e. put them in positions where their joints are often not
required to go (within limits)
Adhere to the progression table above and challenge their body by doing the same exercises but increasing the load or changing the technique, but only if they are able to perform the original exercise efficiently without compensations.
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