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  • Raptor training mthods reason for less injuries last year?

    This is more an information post...this is an excerpt with the link below:

    If you monitor the load, you offset fatigue. If you offset fatigue, you massively reduce the opportunity for injury to occur
    http://www.thestar.com/sports/raptor...s_feschuk.html

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    Well, if this is a significant part of the explanation of why the Raps had so few injuries ( and it seems like it must be) they can reasonably be expected to have below average injuries again this year. With their depth at most positions, the bold from above becomes even more significant. “If you monitor the load, you offset fatigue. If you offset fatigue, you massively reduce the opportunity for injury to occur.”

    Thank you Alex McKechnie and thank you once again Bryan. Too bad you couldn't be more patient.

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    • #3
      Great read.

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      • #4
        Goining from most injured to least injured in a year is HUGE....5 to 10 spots could be a coincidence, but I think this in combination with his symmetry program are gonna save/prolong a lot of careers. I bet he has a huge effect on Lou Williams
        For still frame photograph of me reading the DeRozan thread please refer to my avatar

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        • #5
          While this was more of a "injuries prevention" focused writeup and acclamation of McKechnie's work in the area I wonder about his input into the weight gain recommendations that some of the players have been getting. I am not a fan of the bulkup regimen without careful monitoring of the sometimes resultant breakdown of basketball motor skills eg shooting, dribbling, passing, agility. I do not have the link but I remember reading a relatively recent piece where our "dearly departed" Rudy G. says that he is going to be in much better bb shape due to the weight loss...the shedding of lbs. put on at the request of the Raptors (implied) so he could play some PF. JV as well last year I thought had lost some agility last year because of weight gain. I imagine these suggestions may have been passed thru McKechnie as well?

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          • #6
            Bendit wrote: View Post
            While this was more of a "injuries prevention" focused writeup and acclamation of McKechnie's work in the area I wonder about his input into the weight gain recommendations that some of the players have been getting. I am not a fan of the bulkup regimen without careful monitoring of the sometimes resultant breakdown of basketball motor skills eg shooting, dribbling, passing, agility. I do not have the link but I remember reading a relatively recent piece where our "dearly departed" Rudy G. says that he is going to be in much better bb shape due to the weight loss...the shedding of lbs. put on at the request of the Raptors (implied) so he could play some PF. JV as well last year I thought had lost some agility last year because of weight gain. I imagine these suggestions may have been passed thru McKechnie as well?
            I wonder about that, too. Remember when Bosh tried to bulk up his guns? It seemed like it affected his shooting stroke.

            I'm no expert in this, but I'd think the only guys who need to bulk up are underweight or undersized players who don't have speed/agility advantages. Otherwise the trade-off you mentioned doesn't seem to be a net gain.
            "We're playing in a building." -- Kawhi Leonard

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            • #7
              But those Amir's ankles tho

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              • #8
                S.R. wrote: View Post
                I wonder about that, too. Remember when Bosh tried to bulk up his guns? It seemed like it affected his shooting stroke.

                I'm no expert in this, but I'd think the only guys who need to bulk up are underweight or undersized players who don't have speed/agility advantages. Otherwise the trade-off you mentioned doesn't seem to be a net gain.
                I have often wondered why the obvious logic is discarded or not seriously considered when dealing with high performance athletes at this level....that tinkering with considerable weight gain especially in the wheelhouse areas as the shoulders and biceps for a bb player did not require at least stringent monitoring. These areas have a direct affect on one's shot and by default one's psyche/confidence (when they start missing!).

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                • #9
                  I thought McKechnie was the most important thing that happened in break due to the lockout in 2011.

                  The Lakers being cheap and refusing to pay during strike was a huge coup for Toronto..... and yes, Colangelo deserves a lot of credit - Triano too.

                  Lots of McKechnie articles in this link/thread.


                  http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/forum...ight=mckechnie

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                  • #10
                    mcHAPPY wrote: View Post
                    I thought McKechnie was the most important thing that happened in break due to the lockout in 2011.

                    The Lakers being cheap and refusing to pay during strike was a huge coup for Toronto..... and yes, Colangelo deserves a lot of credit - Triano too.

                    Lots of McKechnie articles in this link/thread.


                    http://www.raptorsrepublic.com/forum...ight=mckechnie
                    It may also not seem like a big deal, but that kind of thing can make a difference if this team experiences prolonged success. Any player, young or old, who is worried about some kind of wear and tear could then consider Toronto a top destination as free agents, in a similar way that PHX was able to attract guys.

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                    • #11
                      Considering how many injuries the Lakers have had since he left (they already have 5-6 injured players this season) they should offer him a ridiculous amount to get him back.

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                      • #12
                        Raptorsnz wrote: View Post
                        Considering how many injuries the Lakers have had since he left (they already have 5-6 injured players this season) they should offer him a ridiculous amount to get him back.
                        Having senior citizens on one's roster will also add to that.

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