Thursday, October 16, 2008

Active Rest Maybe the Answer to Eliminating Athlete Injuries

Athletes have been told to do more to get better.

Lift more.

Run more.

Maybe they are doing too much.

This maybe the cause for an increase in groin injuries in the NHL and hamstring injuries in the CFL.

One NHL team has taken action and prescribed more rest for their athletes.

Workout Philosophy Changing in Carolina

October 7, 2008 - TSN - by Darren Dreger

It may be music to the ears of aspiring or veteran NHL players...

No more testing!

Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford has instituted a policy that forbids any future testing, primarily off-ice testing, that puts stress on the body.

In season, or in future Hurricanes training camps, there will be no hard runs, or stair climbing. In fact, according to Rutherford any drill designed to increase the heart rate that also increases the risk of injury will no longer be allowed.

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