That is the brilliance of Charlie’s sequencing for sports performance. He was the first to understand this relationship. Work on your aerobic power on off days. This will help recovery and your ability to recover your heart rate.
Instead of mixing the two and training unnecessary systems and ruining the intended training effect.
I understand that for people here some S&C in soccer (at the highest level) might be crap.
But hold on one second.
Let’s say C. Ronaldo or Drogba or Rooney etc. are not properly implementing a periodization scheme/strength training etc., BUT, despite the allegedly awful S&C they are somehow able to score, let’s say, 30-40 goals each season.
Now, if I were their S&C coach, I would say something along the line of “do exactly what you did last year”, because I’ve got the impression it’s working.
As for soccer players being not physically/athletically developed, I think it’s a thing of the past. Mow matches are very fast and physical and the greatest difference between lower and higher level players is the physical component.
I was wondering how some of the teams such AC milan train their athletes. They are very holistic in their approach. I was wondering how much weight training they do. Does anyone have any their workouts?
From what I can see, Rooney has been hurt nearly every year for the past few. He just got the the “100%” for the world cup last week. I have also noticed since 2006 a few notables on the English national squad have has fairly severe injuries. Maybe those who follow this more closely can comment.
For most of these guys, their performance training should have a focus of prolonging their careers, more so than improving performance. Younger guys are a different breed as they need the increased performance.
A guy like Rooney who makes close to 200,000 pounds a week needs to be healthy. A few years of injury plagued seasons and he’ll end up on the cover of gossip magazines naked in bed with transvestites.
It is always common to hear arguments about how athletes must be following the right training program because they are the scoring leaders, winning championships or receiving accolades. We also hear that they don’t follow a proper training program or have poor training habits, and people still say, “Well that works for him.”
As professionals in our field, we should always be advocating for doing the best we can for athletes regardless of their results. Athletes - no matter what their level of achievement - can always be doing something better. If the results cannot be seen immediately, it may take the form of longevity or injury avoidance over the long term.
it’ also my point.
At the same time I’ve got the impression that a lot of S&C coaches has little respect for what others are doing. If I’m not wrong, the S&C at Manchester was the Italian Valter di Salvo. According to wikipedia:
“Di Salvo bases much of his training sessions around the gym and technical exercises, rather than outdoors work, according to a ManUtd.com interview with Paul Scholes. This approach was criticised by former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham, blaming Di Salvo’s methods for his lack of fitness and stamina at Euro 2004”.
Pakewi is still the scientific advisor for Fiorentina, if I’m not wrong. Are they all incompetent? Now, I’m the first to say that there are more than some, but I also watch a lot of teams fit just right for what they have to do, i.e. winning soccer matches.
Let’s take Inter. Have you watched the last matches in Champions’ League? Did you have the impression that they had a wrong preparation? I did not.
ESTI, Rooney injured his ankle. I saw the match, too.
if his chronic foot and ankle problems were the root cause of last years back injury and this years glute. It’s always something in the kinetic chain going due to foot and ankle issues. Although some injuries are acute in their onset, it often is the result of improper training, lack of flexibility training and tissue work. The first thing I tell parents of clients is that my job is injury prevention first and performance second. Knock on wood, but I have only had one bad injury in close to 20 years. Non contact ACL. ESTI rehabbed him.
ACL tears in the US are still rampant. I am beginning to feel this new turf is trouble when used with long spikes. The spikes are just as sticky as the old turf shoes. I think nubs on the new turf is a must. I also have heard this is trend in NFL as well.
Reminds me of the time I was trying to turn my truck on an icy road. I turned the wheel but kept going straight. When the tires bit actual concrete, the truck jerked and the tie rods snapped. Same thing with ACLs and turf.
Maybe playing too much.
Now guys, Michael Owen has been injured since the start of his career. It could be due to 1000 reasons. I don’t think we have all the material for judging. Anyway, I wrote a post several months ago in which I said that is fairly easy to know who will be injured next season. Guess what? It’s the same who got injured last year! If you have a closer look, you’ll see patterns repeating for the same player in different teams. Let’s keep in mind that they have access to potentially the best physio/docs/S&C in the world. The german doctor who stopped Bolt started (and still continues) as the medical doctor of the Bayern Munich (highly respected by Charlie, also). Is it competent in track and field, but not in soccer? And the injuries of Robben and Ribery (not girls-related, of course)?
As found by scientists, people living longer are people in good health and little previous medical history. Does it fit into the discussion?
You would be shocked if you knew how many incompetent and mediocre individuals work with professional sports teams. It is the rule, rather than the exception. Part of the problem is that the people who are in a position to hire for these positions have no clue who is good and who is not good. A lot of the time, they go on the referral of someone else or they go with someone familiar to them. There are rarely exhaustive interview processes in front of an expert panel or committee for these positions.
N2, I’m pretty familiar with the selection procedure, and as I said in a previous post there are much more than a few pretty much incompetent professionals around. But I personally do not jump to conclusions without all the elements. Here is a case.
The S&C coach of Juventus last year was the one of Roma this year.
He is 64 yo, so I presume his ideas are pretty much set. Last year (and this year also), Juventus was plagued by injury. This year Roma was not. Last year he was the responsible of injuries. A few weeks ago he was judged by his fellows the best S&C of the year. What happened?
I present a real case, and not whispers. Anyone with an explanation?
This isn’t based on soccer, but a situation locally in another team sport.
The head organisation wanted a S&C to oversee the elite elements of the sport in the state, and you needed degrees and the like. A friend of mine who applied for the position, doesn’t have the degree, but coaches arguable to the fittest team in the league basically speaks everyday to the person who got the job as S&C coach about training as the S&C has the theory background but little experience in technique and training/coaching.
I do believe it. I am close to a chiropractor who worked with NFL team for 10 years. He tells me stories all the time. In fact, after all that time, he told one physio he didnt know what he was doing, and was fired on the spot.
There isn’t a cause and effect between S&C and injury history or S&C and teams performance. It’s an entire organization approach as you could have different scenarios of the owner, coach, physio, S&C all playing a role that could negatively impact a player/team.
Maybe many of these injuries have re-occurred because of their high salaries, that the owners demanded they play and over rode the phyio and team Dr’s advice??? We don’t know the entire story, but what is known in most cases is that a player(s) misses a game(s).