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More than any other injury, the oblique strain seems to have come out of nowhere to place more players on the DL than any other. Was the injury unheard of a decade ago or has something else changed? There are a number of theories. Players, especially those who use creatine, tend to be dehydrated during the season, putting muscles at risk. Players also focus on their abs more. All the abdominal exercise equipment you see on late-night TV strengthens the upper and lower abdominals, without balancing the obliques. Muscle strength imbalances are often the precursor to injury. The regular, unconscious use of the muscle group makes it difficult to heal. Core training, a new conditioning technique, is being rapidly adopted throughout sports and could help correct the ab/oblique imbalance. Until then, watch out for this painful and slow healing injury.
TicallionStallion wrote:Do they usually take that long? Let's hope not. I want to cut the guy I currently have on DL (Todd Jones) and put Lowry there so I can add another player to my active roster. Hello, Chris Reitsma.
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