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

Here are some of our top picks for places to stay

first_imgHere are some of our top picks for places to stay near Leeds Bradford Airport HotelDistance from airportFacilitiesCheck in timeCheck out time What is the nearest hotel to East Midlands Airport?The nearest hotel to East Midlands Airport is the Jurys Inn East Midlands Airport. The hotel is located only 0.1 miles away from the airport making it a great option for those arriving late or departing on an early flight.East Midlands hotels with parkingAirport parking is usually quite costly however many airport hotels offer park and fly facilities that are significantly cheaper. The East Midlands Airport Yew Lodge by Best Western offers a stay, park and fly package that will allow you to avoid the airport fees and take some of the stress out of your travel.East Midlands Airport hotels with a shuttle busAirport transfers can be a stressful part of any trip, however there are plenty of East Midlands airport hotels that offer free transfers to the airport. The Hilton East Midlands Airport offers 24 hour transfers to the airport making it a great option for those with an early morning flight.Search airport hotelsLooking for more information on airport hotel options? Take a look at our top choices:Edinburgh Airport HotelsLondon City Airport HotelsManchester Airport HotelsBirmingham Airport HotelsDublin Airport HotelsLiverpool Airport HotelsBelfast International Airport HotelsEast Midlands Airport HotelsHeathrow Airport HotelsSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Britannia Leeds Bradford Airport9 minute driveWiFi, parking, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, swimming pool, meeting rooms2pm11am Premier Inn Leeds / Bradford Airport Hotel2 minute driveWiFi, restaurant, parking, family rooms, meeting rooms 2pm12pmcenter_img Mercure Leeds Parkway13 minute driveWiFi, parking, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, swimming pool, spa2pm12pm Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa8 minute driveWiFi, parking, restaurant, fitness centre, swimming pool, spa, meeting rooms 3pm11am RelatedPay less when you fly – by using the UK’s best-value airportsDon’t you just love the feeling of bagging yourself a bargain flight? And don’t you just hate the charges you have to pay at the airport in order to catch it?Aberdeen Airport HotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in Aberdeen can really help take the stress out of travel.Dublin Airport HotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in Dublin can really help take the stress out of travel.last_img read more