It takes will-power and determination on these cold, wet, Sunday mornings to get out of a warm bed for a few hours and go to exercise on a muddy bog (often referred to as a pitch!)
Warming up properly, by stretching, practicing ball-passing skills
and doing short sprints, all help to reduce the chance of injuries and pulled muscles.
Tight muscles are associated with strains and therefore stretching is advisable to maintain muscle strength and prevent injury.
The most common four muscle injuries are : -
Adductor muscles - these are commonly injured during football because they are put under a great deal of stress during turning activities. They are also very active during side foot passing.
Hip flexor muscles - these are the kicking muscles at the front of the hip which are very active during shooting and striking a ball.
Quadriceps muscles - these powerful muscles of the thigh are responsible for straightening the knee and are active during running,
kicking and jumping.
Hamstring muscles - these muscles are located at the back of the thigh and are most active during running, particularly sprinting, which is when they are most often injured.
Booking yourself a great wind-down massage with Chorlton Massage, either straight after the match or later in the week, it will also help muscles maintain their strength and flexibility and keep them in top form.
Although I don't work specifically as a sports masseur, treating injuries, I can provide regular massage which helps the circulation of the blood and oxygen to the whole body and also specifically work on areas like the legs which may require some focus at the time.
Contact me today to make a booking and experience the difference
a great massage can make to your overall well-being.