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There is an epidemic amongst our youth athletics.
That epidemic is the rise in sport-related injuries.
Over 3 million kids under the age of 14 will be injured each year playing their sport.
These numbers continue to rise as our youth athletes are competing more and more, specializing earlier in one sport, while spending less time developing their strength, flexibility, body mechanics and fitness levels.
In fact, over 50% of youth related injuries are caused by overuse.
In other words, our youth athletes are over-competed and under-conditioned to handle the long, repetitive stresses their bodies face playing their sport.
Think about the baseball player who only rotates one way while throwing a baseball.
Now ask him to do this year round. Certain areas of his body become very overdeveloped and stressed while others are neglected. Overtime, this causes a variety of issues like inflammation, pain, reduction in range-of-motion and faulty movement patterns -- significantly increasing the risk of injury.
The good news is, most of these injuries are very preventable.
With the right management of our athletes and proper age-specific training, we can greatly reduce this youth injury epidemic leading to longer, healthier athletic careers.
Let's get into our favorite injury prevention exercise!