Explorations in the Theory and Practice
Gastrocnemius, Hamstrings, Piriformis, Quadratus Lumborum
back from constant flexion; neck - extensors, SCM ; shoulders- pectoralis,
trapezius, arms, wrists, hands from weight bearing on handle bars, quadriceps,
hamstrings, gluteals, gastrocnemius.
Total body stress. Excessive abdominal exercises can lead to imbalances
in the psoas. Back problems may occur. Strains occur when improper
technique is used or lifting too much before they are strong enough.
One side is often weaker than the other which is reinforced with the lifting.
It is necessary to work all areas to build balance as injuries are usually
due to imbalances in the agonist/antagonist groups.
Rock Climbing: forearm
flexor and extensors, hand and wrist, quadriceps
Arm stress especially forearm is common. Elbow stress, Shoulder stress
- deltoids, trapezius lower fibers. Elbow and forearm stress are
usually from improper posture or technique.
alignment is important for throwing. The pectoral muscles, latissimus
dorsi and teres major are often affected. Quadriceps and Hamstrings
can become tight from quick starts running to base or fielding.
affected with jumping and landing. Calves and achilles tendons are
strained with jumping. Hamstrings are often tight. Chest muscles
are overstreched as players hold arms up in air. Iliotibial bands
are stressed with all the running.
strain can occur with twisting from running and kicking. Hips, groin,
leg, knees and ankles. Running with short bursts of speed and quick
stops cause strain.
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