Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Fitness, Strength & CrossFit

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2010, 11:33 AM   #1
Troy Kerr
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 248
Default Ligament Strengthing in S&C

I was on the Gymbod forum earlier and was reading about doing specefic movements to strengthen ligaments for more advanced movements such as the IC, and planche. Just wondering if anybody thought they would have practical application to the strength program for that of a sports team. Or more specifically for that of a QB or tennis player? ...Thoughts?
Troy Kerr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 06:41 PM   #2
Steven Low
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,091
Default

You can't strengthen your ligaments.

You can only strengthen your muscles and tendons to protect the ligaments.

Obviously, we all know what builds strength -- lifting heavy or explosive. And we know how to keep proper mobility -- flexibility, prehab/mobility work, soft tissue massage, sleep, eating well, etc.
__________________
Posts NOT intended as professional medical, training or nutrition advice.
Site // Bodyweight Strength Training Article // Overcoming Gravity Bodyweight Book
Steven Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 09:27 AM   #3
Coach Sommer
Member
 
Coach Sommer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 57
Default Preparing the Biceps Tendon is Essential

"Obviously, we all know what builds strength -- lifting heavy or explosive."

This is only partially correct in regards to ring strength training.

Normal conditioning protocols are ineffective for strengthening the biceps tendon sufficiently to engage in advanced ring strength elements. In fact many very strong athletes have injured their elbows by attempting to train these elements without first preparing the biceps tendon. It is important to understand that failing to prepare the biceps tendon prior to this training is preparing to fail.

Preparing the Elbows and Biceps for Iron Cross Training

Yours in Fitness,
Coach Sommer
__________________
To Look & Perform Like a Gymnast,
You Must Train Like a Gymnast.
FORM ALWAYS FOLLOWS FUNCTION.
Coach Sommer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 09:41 AM   #4
Troy Kerr
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 248
Default

http://gymnasticbodies.com/forum/vie...&t=1988#p12726

So does anyone think that the protocol for prepping the biceps tendon for the IC would have a carryover and there for benefit an athlete like a Quarterback or tennis player?
Troy Kerr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 01:46 PM   #5
Steven Low
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,091
Default

Actually Coach Sommer is right. Nothing really prepares you for cross.. but you can do some stuff to get you closer. OAC work will help with the elbow flexor and biceps stress too.

Troy,

In all likelyhood yes.
__________________
Posts NOT intended as professional medical, training or nutrition advice.
Site // Bodyweight Strength Training Article // Overcoming Gravity Bodyweight Book
Steven Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator