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New Post 7/16/2008 5:06 PM
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UNILATERAL TRAINING WHILST INJURED 

Hi Prof,

 

I am seeking some guidance on the benefit of continued training when an athlete has suffered an injury to a single leg or arm. I am involved in a collision/contact sport where some injuries are unavoidable. Specifically what type of volume or intensity would you suggest when say performing a single leg squat, when the other leg cant be trained due to injury. The same scenario for say dumbell bench when the other arm cant be used.

I understand the benefits for CNS, but at what point does it begin to create biomechanical problems. To be more specific if an athlete is unable to train a singular leg for a month, what type of training should the good leg be exposed to? Can anyone else reading this thread be able to propose the science behind the crossing over effect from the good leg to the injured leg. Are any benefits outweighed by possible risk of a disturbance in athletic skill or performance.

 

Thank you in advance

 

Sean - Australia

 

 

 
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