Question time again
Had this little beauty in from Saif about what happens the day after bowling
Here is what he asked
I am a left arm fast bowler and I keep getting little aches and pains after bowling.
Like the day after bowling I feel like I have strained a muscle in my lower left lat.
Also I feel my lower body is quite tight.
So I don’t know how to deal with these issues as I don’t have a strength and conditioning coach at the moment due to not being with a county.
If you could help me that would be great
There sounds like quite a lot is going on here
And the trouble is if you don’t know what the root cause is you could be chasing it around the body and never quite catching it
Which can be massively frustrating
If you read the article about hard work not paying off this could prove that exact point.
You might be working hours a day on mobility and recovery but if that isn’t the answer then you could be going around in circles
Now what we also have to separate is normal stiffness pain after bowling, because after all fast bowling isn’t a natural thing to do so does hurt, and actual mechanical or structural pain
A simple test to see if your low body is lacking mobility, and that your trunk is lacking stability, is try and touch your toes
Can’t get anywhere near?
Then you have issues (and deadlifting is off the table for a start)
And it’s time to dial into it a bit more to try and get the main issues dealt with
In the Inner Circle we have the dysfunction protocols that blanket cover pretty much all dysfunctions
We have everyone go back there for 4 weeks and then they feel pretty dam good, and begin to load again
To be afraid to go back to come forward stronger
And use it the day after bowling to help recovery
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