Question time in today
And this one is from Ethan who has got himself a little injury
These can be nasty little sods as well which can take time to clear up
Here is what he asked
Thanks so much for all the emails, so much helpful stuff in there!
I recently strained a lower abdominal muscle bowling, and while the physio said it’s not too serious he said you just have to let it rest.
Are there any things you would do alongside that rest to either speed up the rehab or keep ticking over in the meantime?
Sorry, thank you,
First up big fella don’t apologise, helping is what we are here for, only too happy to try and help
Now your physio is spot on, with an Ab rest is key
The thing with an ab is the location
Being right slap bang in the middle of the core makes it pretty much always active
There isn’t much you do where the abs are not working in some form or another
In the Inner Circle Monday we did our weekly learning on the side strain, with a video going into the ins and outs, how to start rehab, and how to progress (click HERE to join up now to access that and all over pro content)
The Ab usually takes a little longer
But there are some things we can do to work on other parts of the body during this time
Thoracic, hip and ankle mobility are the big ones, and soft tissue work too
What is absolutely crucial during this is that the core is kept very still and like all trunk training we learn how to move around it
When pain allows we can start some sagittal plane work, some modified dead bugs ect
Make sure you employ a regulated return to bowl plan
Have little markers you have along the way where you can tick off before moving on
So could be pain free 30sec plank, then pain free dead bug or bear crawl, then some jumping before mediball drills
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