As you get older the toughest part is how to recover faster. The science and nutrition behind recovery is light years ahead of what was happening just 15 years ago for me personally while attending UCLA. Here is a list of my personal tips for recovery:
Volleyball physical therapy.
Single leg raises with core activation is a great FMS volleyball training exercise that will reduce many common volleyball injuries including back injuries while also helping your bodies muscular system fire more effectively.
This video is an introduction to functional movement training with Eric Ilgenfritz on Volleyball1on1.com. Andor Gyulai the owner of Volleyball1on1 in his quest to play on the FIVB sought out experts to help him get stronger physically as well as avoid injury. Eric and his training systems were an important part of Andor’s training especially as it relates to volleyball injuries. By following Eric’s advice Andor within just 2 months was able to sort out his lower back, knee and shoulder pain injuries.
So I have been training and playing hard now for months in South Africa with little to no shoulder pain. I attribute this to some minor changes I made in my arm swing as well as this great exercise I picked up from the volleyball trainers at Velocity Fitness. Y-T-W is a great volleyball shoulder exercise for posterior activation and scapular stabilizing.
In this video we offer a easy taping technique for reducing load as a result of spiking a volleyball. This technique is so easy parents, partners and coaches can do it without to much difficulty. For the tape we are using Bionic Tape by Dynamic Tape. This tape is different than KTape / Kinesio Tape and offers a new tool for volleyball players, coaches and trainers to deal with traditional volleyball injuries.
Upper back injuries are very common due to the number of overhead movements in volleyball. Marcin walks through several strength and conditioning exercises to keep players upper back healthy when playing volleyball.
Shoulder rehab and strengthening is vital to volleyball players in order to spike harder. Marcin talks about four different exercises to keep the shoulder injury free.
As a licensed chiropractor Gary demonstrates several lower back stretches that keep players healthy and playing longer. These stretches are the same ones used by Olympic athletes.
1. By stretching the hamstrings they release easier and allow the body to bend at the waist farther.
Every volleyball player has to deal with pain and discomfort. Alicia talks about her favorite exercises to keep her back loose and pain free.