New research came out today touting the effects of the FIFA 11 exercises. These exercises were developed to address ACL injury prevention in young female athletes and have been validated a few different times. This latest research confirms the efficacy of incorporating this type of training into your routine.
The key to injury prevention is neuromuscular training, which is the fancy way to say performing exercises properly. Learning how to move correctly improves your efficiency, decreases energy leaks, improves performance decreases risk of injury.
Typical ACL exercises involve strengthening the hamstrings through Nordic or Russian Hamstrings, Straight leg deadlifts and ball curls, learning how to squat properly with your hips back and knees over toes, not coming together, single leg squatting and lunging, core strengthening through planks and side planks and cutting drills that focus on keeping your foot under your base of support and not outside of it.
To learn more about ACL prevention talk to an athletic trainer or strength coach with experience in developing ACL exercises.
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