Soccer José Vilariño, tells how the players should prepare for the return of LaLiga
E n just a few days of training some discomfort or injury has already appeared in the players of LaLiga and the LigaSmartbank . Before football starts again, there are a few key weeks ahead in which players must work hard to be able to perform at their best.
Faced with this new panorama, José Vilariño gives some guidelines to avoid numerous losses in the near future and that the technicians can count on all their players. The Navarrese physiotherapist takes the floor, an expert who has worked with numerous players from LaLiga soccer clubs and national teams.
"More than a de-escalation we would have to speak at a soccer level of an escalation. Never better said. Without much adaptation time in each phase of preparation until reaching the top, which is the return to competition. All the clubs have already started testing all the players to see what level they are in. With all the data on the table they will set the parameters to follow to carry out something similar to a mini preseason and get to the best of shape as soon as possible.
Almost two months have passed since this ordeal began, the players like the rest of the people have had to train at home, some with more spaces than others, but never in dimensions as large as those found on a soccer field. That is why the trainings they have undergone at home are light years away of what they normally do on the training ground.
The most likely thing to happen is the appearance of contractures and stiffness in the first weeks of training since most of the aerobic and anaerobic exercise has been done on treadmills and bikes static. During these months they have used the same muscle groups, which has led to the shortening of their fibers, without being able to count on physiotherapy sessions that restore the normal activity of these muscles.
When there was an increase in muscle tone due to shortening of the fibers decreases the movement of the muscle, lowers circulation and increases the accumulation of toxins, giving rise to stiffness and thus muscle pain. The danger begins to appear with what was explained previously since all the muscular tissues have the capacity to tolerate deformation and effort, but injuries occur when the tolerance level is overcome by subjecting the muscle to more intense loads in order to reach the level Desired physical in training.
The possibility of risk of injury is high and will increase when the training load (duration, intensity or frequency) exceeds the tissue adaptive capacity of the muscle, is there where you have to influence and be careful. The accumulation of this load over time will exceed the tissue damage threshold, affecting all player parameters, thereby leading to muscle fatigue. In this way it will not be possible to generate or sustain the expected force, inducing the muscle to an injury in the middle of the game, in which you can no longer regulate the intensity of the actions as much as in a daily workout.
Other linear race patterns as a consequence of running on the treadmills for a long period of time will be the causes that will be found in the players when they return to training. For this they will have to reeducate those patterns that are also important to avoid injuries. If in the end it is decided to compete two games per week, I see key the rotations between players who became so fashionable. Especially during the first weeks of competition it would be advisable to distribute minutes so that all the members of the squad are at full capacity in a short period of time.
What is clear is that injuries will occur, they already existed before, as there will not be now, with more reason, just as pubalgia due to muscular decompensation are already appearing in these moments of confinement. We start by saying that going back to training is going to be a simile to an escalation to a summit and it will be, but after all the work well done I am sure that they will reach the summit.
The experience that has given me Given working with players who are in various European leagues, clubs such as Osasuna and Atlético de Madrid or the Serbian soccer team has made me meet footballers and imagine the "hunger for soccer "They have, I know first hand that they have been working very hard in their homes to get the best possible, but the head must be more important than ever in the workloads to avoid taking steps back."