5 Injury Prevention Exercises to Build Bulletproof Athletes

Mike Dewar
Strength and Conditioning, CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting

As strength coaches, the athlete’s health should be our top priority. The role of a strength coach is to prepare athletes to play their sport and compete through strength and conditioning programs that are developed to elevate their athleticism.


More importantly, our job is to help reduce injury both on and off the field. New York University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer, Joe Mosher (M.Ed, ATC, CSCS, USAW) feels that:


"We have a duty to our athletes to provide them with a program that not only helps enhance their athleticism but also, and maybe more importantly, provides them with a higher level of injury resilience then they had before. I base everything off the idea that if my athletes are healthy and can compete, then they have at least some chance at winning, regardless of who we play. If they are injured and cannot compete then they have zero chance at winning. Even a 1 percent chance of winning is still better than a 0 percent chance at winning."


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