How athletes can benefit from ice baths

Ice baths and cold-water baths have become a much talked about topic lately among athletes as well as non-athletes. The rise of personas such as Wim Hof, better known as “iceman Hof”, who has reached nearly 2 million followers on Instagram, has brought the concept of dipping oneself into a cold body of water, viral, reaching the general public.

Replacing a Coach Increases the Risk of Muscle Injury

Football is a sport with a significant risk of injury.. There are constant sprints, changes of direction, unexpected events and situations involving complex coordination… We also know that there are factors that can increase the probability of suffering an injury. The players’ age, the exposure time to the stimuli of training and competitions or having previously suffered from another injury in the same body region multiply the risks.

Injury prevention and recovery in team sports: a pyramid of factors to consider

Numerous variables can influence injury frequency in team sports, and many of them are highly interconnected. Success in reducing injury rates requires a thorough understanding of these potential risk factors in isolation, but we also need to know their relationships. The truth is that every time there is an injury, there is usually a confluence of many factors that make the examination of each situation more complicated.

Return to Play After an Injury in Elite Sport: A Shared Decision

The pursuit of the athletes’ limits in sport to reach their maximum performance, can have as a consequence the risk of injury in this process.

Analysis of Football Players Match Demands: What is the Ideal Method for Load assessment and Designing Training Sessions?

Elite football players need to handle enormous physical and physiological demands during matches.

Injury Frequency in Professional Players: An Analysis of its Epidemiology in Football

On average, a professional football team made up of 25 players experiences 50 injuries over a season, so each player can get injured twice a year.

Do Footballers Get Injured More Now Than Before?

In today’s football, players compete more and more matches over the season.

Effects of Detraining on the Risk of Injury in Athletes

Although sports performance depends largely on technical, tactical, and physiological factors, other variables such as injury resistance and the athletes’ continuity also play an important role.

Acute and residual fatigue in elite football

Understanding fatigue after playing a football game and the recovery profiles of biological systems are two key elements to improve training programmes and reduce players’ injuries.

Myths about Training Loads, Injuries and Performance

Training load control (TL) has become a cornerstone on which to optimise performance and avoid the risk of injury.