Balancing the imbalances


About once every other week, I like to get my athletes in the pool and move through a series of exercises designed to help balance the imbalanced. When playing football as a defensive back, I moved left, shuffled right, backpedaled and never saw a hamstring injury. Basketball was similar. Yet, when I quit all other sports and began running track all the time, injuries came. There was lack in the balance of multi-directional movement because the majority of movement was in one direction. Due to this my body began moving toward imbalance. Now, it is constant battle to maintain balance, or re-create the balance that once was. Along with the pool, the inclusion of more multi-directional movements in circuits and warm-ups should help rebalance and maintain healthier athletes.
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