Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Injury Prevention

Last year in my advanced conditioning class I learned how to prevent knee injuries and strengthen our bodies in healthy ways, which made me think of women's basketball. They made me think of each other because in order to play basketball you have to be strong and healthy; your body gets pretty beat up throughout the season.

ACL tears are one of the most common injuries in female athletes, and female basketball players, in particular. Advanced conditioning can help you to prevent those unwanted knee problems, and with all the cutting and jumping you do in basketball you need to have strong and knees so that your knees can take all the sharp cuts and the landing on the wood floors.

You also need to be well conditioned so that you have the stamina to play an entire basketball game and in that class you do a lot of exercises and cardio workouts which really helps with your stamina and your endurance. The class gets you prepared to be able to run up and down the court for as long as you need.

Also, in that class you work out your arms, a big part of basketball, without them you wouldn’t be able to dribble and shoot the ball. It helps you to strengthen your arms which will help you get the ball to the basket.

It can also help with your jumping which you should be able to do if you are a basketball player. The box jumps that you do in that class will tremendously help you with rebounding and even with your layups. There are lots of injuries in women's basketball, so advanced conditioning teaches injury prevention.  

1 comment:

  1. I agree with everything you had to say! I liked that you mentioned how it is most common doing certain activities and what you can do to prevent it from happening. I found this post very helpful for myself.