GAINcast Episode 6: Injury Prevention

A recent trend in programming is the implementation of “injury prevention” sessions into training. But as Vern wrote about last week, injury prevention training doesn’t always prevent injuries. In fact, it might be causing injuries in some cases. On this episode of the GAINcast, Vern tackles the following question: This Episode’s Question: Does injury prevention training help or hurt athletes?


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  1. Emil Iankov
    Emil Iankov says:

    •The problem with injury prevention programs.- IPP This is not insurance program, even and even the most successfull insurance company take into consideration a risk and charge a premium. So IPP should be clasify as a injury rechabilitation program if an athlete is healty and participate in a regular training process. The IPP has low probability to reduce the risk of injury becouse of two main reasons. First. during the IPP athltes train in control, restricted from risk environment, that do not lead to adaptive changes in the body to a true competitive situations during a match or practice. Second, becouse of this control, risk free seting all dynamc characteristics in the performance are reduced to safe level of effort, speed, accleration and trajectory of movement in a total body, body parts or devise. This lack of true competitive efforts, speed, acceleration, amplitude of movement do not lead to adaptive changes of the body to the demand of competition. So IPP is over rated. Strengthening a week areas in balance of other areas is training and not IPP, so this two should be not confuse.

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  1. […] Vern Gambetta on the HMMR Media / GAIN Podcast had a few things to say about this phenomenon. When he was first getting into professional baseball in the 1980s, light dumbbell shoulder exercises like empty can raises and lateral raises were very popular, and still are today. They are colloquially known as “Jobe” exercises, named after Dr. Frank Jobe, the legendary orthopedic surgeon. Vern said: […]

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