Two groups of female volleyball players were given different training programs.
The thesis also shows that supervised strength training makes the athletes much better than when exercising alone. Two groups of female volleyball players were given different training programs. One group received personalized programs that were performed under the supervision of a physiotherapist, while the members of the other group , a standard program, run unattended has were given. The first group improved their performance 50 % more that the latter group. In addition the proportion of injured less in the monitored group.
All Swedish elite-level teams were invited to participate in the study, and 158 players returned the questionnaire , which was sent to near the end of the volleyball season. The responses show that about half of the players were injured at least once during the season. Almost everyone carried some kind of injury prevention activity, but the majority did it without supervision. This is This is surprising since it is known that the training is much more effective when a coach or a physical therapist develops an individualized program and during training sessions exist, ‘says physiotherapist Sofia Augustsson, the author of the study. (more…)