I thought I’d never hear those two words again.
Soccer And Back Pain…nope its still not sinking in. Maybe there’s no way to teach somebody how to get used to that?
For the last 15 years or so, I’ve been playing soccer or futbol as our family calls it, and I put in the over 10,000+ hours in the sport. I’m 26 now, and I feel like I’ve already spent my entire life kicking a soccer ball, so uch so that I can feel my legs, hamstrings, hips, thighs, and lumbar region hurting more every day.
See, I played soccer at the highest level, and I enjoyed every minute of my time at that amplitude, but I always played blinded to the external forces…
External forces of my muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, stress. At the age of 11, my third year into training at a premier level, I had problems with my weight. I was this chubby kid who learned from the greats(my dad, and uncles), how to kick a soccer ball, but I wasn’t quite their physcially. By no means was I an athlete.
It all changed at the end of the same year…
I had an appendecides. I had to go into surgery, and get my appendix removed. This had to be most scariest time of my young teens. However, it turned out to be a calling…
The years after my appendix were spent exercising, and eating more nutriously. I had lost my weight, and my metabloism was at its quickest. I do think, if it was not for my appendix, I wouldn’t have the drive and passion to try to keep my body in check, and what not do do in the future.
In this article, I’m going to give you tips and tricks on how you can avoid back pain while playing scocer, and I’ll show you what you can do if you already have a bad back.
Let’s get right to it!
How To Avoid A Bad Back While Playing Soccer.
Soccers a fun and very competetive sport, so it’s very easy to get caught up in causing an injury either way you look at it.I you listen up, I;m going to arm you with every tool you need to advoid straining and causing a lower back injury.
When playing soccer on a team or even on your own time, its important that you’re wearing the right gear and that youre training equipment is easily accessible.
Make sure that you’re wearing a pair of cleats or indoor shoes that fit snug. The reason they need to be snug is becuase you’re going to be running and kicking, and if they were loose, then either they would fly off, or you wouldn’t make solid contact with the ball.
And the other part is that there are studs underneath the soccer shoes. This is meant to give you balance, and clear movements on a grass or turf field.
Singuards: Make sure to have shinguards appropriate for your size. I remember seeing kids who were wearing a size large shinguard when they were a medium. This can make or break your fall, and it can really hurt your legs.
Training Ewuipment: Whether you’re training on your own time or with your team, the equipment you’ll be getting a workout in is just as important.
TIP #2: Warm-up
The very first thing you need to do is get a warm up going. The reason I say this is that you haven’t allowed proper airflow and bloodflow to enter in your blood vessels and flow more naturally throughout your body. Blood ciruclation is vital, and it will help lessen the risk of an injury.
What you should be doing at this time is simple stretching first. You can start with the following stretches:
Next, go into a light 10-15 minute jog. Doing this will acclimate your body to the temperature, and allow for your muscles to stay warm and in recognition with the surface pressure.
What To Do With A Bad Back
You don’t have to quit playing a sport just becaseu yo[click_to_tweet tweet=”Want to know the 2 best tips to playing soccer with a bad back?” quote=”‘How to play soccer with a bad back'”]ur back hurts or its really bad. In fact, you can rest and then come back to the activity but at a different rate. What I mean by this is that you shouldn’t have to push your body past a breaking point. Pace yourself, and slowly work your way back into it. And I don’t mean go 100% in one session, build it up over time.
What I Do To Avoid A Bad Back When I Play Sports
Want to know what it is I do for my pre-game warm ups and what I do to recover post workout?
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