Concerning the suggested time per year away from your sport to recuperate, should that include weight training? I have a 16 year old basketball player. I make him take 2 months off peryear per Dr Andrews suggestion. But now he is in high school and they are in weight training in the off season. This is good training that increases agility and strength and should help prevent injuries.
Should we take time away from that as well? August is the last month I make my son stay away from basketball. But should we lift in August or stop that as well?
Post by Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. on Jul 12, 2018 8:45:07 GMT -6
The suggestion for time away from sport does not include stopping weight training. That being said, your son should have annual periodization that includes different training in preseason, season, and after season. An "active rest" period is usually recommended in the annual schedule, which would be a time of no weight training or sports participation. The best plan is to work with a strength and conditioning specialists at your son's school or privately, and the strength coach should consider the big picture of all of your son's physical activity.
Thank you very much. He took three weeks after his school season with no activity of any kind and two weeks in June again with no activity. He just finished club ball and he will take a month with no games or basketball training but continue moderate weight training in consultation with his strength coach from school.
]This is very helpful.
Last Edit: Jul 31, 2018 14:12:50 GMT -6 by sweaver