5/2/07

Forget the Damn Yankees

Forget the Yankees; hamstring injuries are surprisingly prevalent across sports. I am convinced is really not what teams are not doing; it is what they are doing. Way too much running on the treadmill, inadequate warm-up, too much stretching and not enough active warm-up not movement prep. Misunderstanding of running mechanics coupled with a lack of sprinting outside the actual game. You must prepare to go all out by actually sprinting in preparation for the game. Also too much biking for pitchers, you must get your feet on the ground. Actually too much hamstring strengthening, not enough work on linking ankle, knee & hip. For more on the whole Hamstring issue see the web page www.gambetta.com/resources there is an article by Dean Benton and I that offers some solutions. This hamstring issue is symptomatic of a much larger problem.

6 Comments:

At 5/2/07, 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vern
Here is another victim to hamstring. A 20 year old prospect Phil Hughes. An excerpt from Associated Press

"Hughes was working on a no-hitter in the seventh inning of his second major league start when a pulled hamstring cost him a chance to make history in Texas.

"It was going to happen," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "That was the sense in the dugout."

The best comment is by Joe Torre...what is he now...a psychic...he can predict injuries as his Performance Enhancement Director who also can predict what kind of injuries by looking at the athlete.

Un-Guru-cized

 
At 5/2/07, 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It was going to happen," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "That was the sense in the dugout."

The best comment is by Joe Torre


I think you took that out of context. When I read the complete story I took his quote meaning the no hitter was going to happen.

 
At 5/2/07, 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you are right anonymous! Saw Joe Torre comments on ESPN.

 
At 5/2/07, 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Gambetta,
I was wondering if you could help me understand something. In the document you and Mr. Benton wrote on hamstring prevention, the exercise RDLs are mentioned, however a week or so ago you listed RDLs as dnagerous and then questionable. I'm genuinely confused on your perspective here.
Thanks for considering my question.

Jonathan Hewitt ATC

 
At 5/2/07, 5:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe P
I couldn't find the article you suggested, the 1998 Training and Conditioning article. I even called the magazine and they indicated it probably wasn't on file.

JH

 
At 5/3/07, 1:13 PM, Anonymous tlanger said...

Vern,
You are dead-on with you linkage fo the ankles, knees, and hips, but it can be taken further; for example, if the lumbo-pelvic-girdle lacks balance it will force the extremities to compensate...for instance an anterior/posterior tilt will change the function of the hammys....

Todd Langer
www.balance2posture.com

 

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