Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement: Cracking the Code of Motor Preferences

Before discussing specific movement techniques with your players, it’s essential to understand their Individual Natural Motor Preferences.

This means knowing how each player naturally tends to move.

Without this understanding, coaching can be risky, potentially leading to injuries.

To illustrate, let’s consider how athletes use their upper and lower body in relation to the psoas major muscle, which connects these two areas.

Athletes who have a dominant anterior or posterior muscle chain use their psoas major muscle in different ways.

This muscle is crucial for linking the upper and lower body.

In simpler terms, the coordination of movements between the upper and lower body significantly impacts the psoas major’s role in an athlete’s performance.

This underscores the importance of knowing your player’s motor profile to optimize their athletic performance, by aligning coaching with the player’s natural tendencies.

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