The Value Of A Flexible And Mobile Athlete!
Teaching young athletes how to prepare their bodies for performance is crucial for long term injury prevention and constant physical development.
After performing 100s of junior tennis fitness assessments, postural screens, and flexibility assessments we have found most young athletes are falling short with their flexibility and mobility ranges.
Is this fault of their own? It can't be, they just do what they are asked.
There needs to be more focus on this from tennis trainers, coaches, and parents.
What we are finding is that young players are exposed to more time on the court with no cross over into other sports.
This combination leads to constant loading patterns and in some cases overuse issues.
What is important to realize is that young players, no matter how good they are at 12 years old, if they don't have healthy flexibility and mobility ranges it is only a matter of time before they hit an injury wall.
We see it all the time, it's not the best juniors that become professionals, it is the ones who have the "best all over" pathway in place.
Young Elektra has come along way with her flexibility and mobility. She has put in the work and is dedicated. This is what it takes to make it and get the most out of herself.
Try a few of these specific tennis mobility exercises prior to exercising and you will be surprised how good you will start feeling.
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