Barça’s crash plan: 14 measures to stop injuries

first_imgAs we anticipated in AS, Barcelona has an internal report from the medical services that foresees, in the best of scenarios, a plague of injuries, “between five to ten”, in the first month of the resumption of the competition, having special incidence both “in the hamstrings and in the joints”.To minimize this terrible injury scenario, FC Barcelona has drawn up a powerful attack plan consisting of a total of fourteen measures that will be carried out during the re-adaptation phase to the competition and the time it lasts:1- Maintenance of properties of tendons, muscles, ligaments and neuromotor control systems2- Tendons: stimulate their mechanical capacities (isometric and eccentric exercises)3- Gradual reconditioning and progression of intra and inter-cycle loads4- Multi-component reconditioning programs (most common injuries in soccer and the player’s own tendencies)5- Adequate proportion and alternation of means and training tasks, avoiding overstimulation.6- Design preseason to have as many training sessions as possible7- Reduce work time in each session8- During the competition, include rest periods or discharge microcycles9- Distance between matches of at least 72 hours or preferably more 10- Strategic use of changes during games11- Assess the inclusion of a greater number of substitutions during the match12- Dose the exposure time of the players to the high competitive density13- Develop post-competition recovery strategies14- Short preparation period will make it difficult to establish preventive programsThe same report establishes a section of six lines of work to car attack ’the most recurrent injuries among players, emphasizing the Achilles tendon, “risk of stroke volume and explosive work”, quadriceps, “risk of hitting, acceleration, braking or jumping”, and hamstrings, “high-speed races, wide spaces”.In addition, the duration factor of the preseason, “shorter than normal”, and sudden changes in intensity in training, “with the risk of overload injury.”In this way, other preventive contents are also proposed, such as the start of a multifunctional prevention program that encompasses both mobility, strength and motor control and the progressive increase in loads. During the competition, the report highlights the need to “monitor competitive response and fatigue individually to decide which players can compete and who should rest.”A complete report that is expected to be launched in its early stages imminently, when the players resume activity in the Ciutat Esportiva.last_img read more