26 Feb Exercises Females Athletes Should Be Doing For ACL Injury Prevention: Sprinter’s Balance
There are several common things I see when I first start working with middle school female athletes:
– lack of coordination
– lack of stability
– lack of balance
Of course, there are a multitude of reasons that have led up to these inefficiencies, from lack of free play and movement in early childhood, to early specialization and not enough variety, to the organic disruption of the growth spurt.
Not to worry, though.
Now that you’re here, you can control all of these with proper exercises. To kick things off, have your girls balance on one leg and watch them wobble with just this simple drill. Balance is the foundation to injury prevention and being able to handle high forces in the game that occur on one leg, so if a girl can’t do it in space and static, how will they handle more dynamic single leg movements?
Start with this, hold for over 60 seconds:
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