Physical Therapy in Erlangen for Cricket by our Physio Mr. Udhay Kumar
Stretching is an essential part of cricket. A good stretching routine can help to minimize muscle imbalances, prevent injury and improve your performance during a match. The following stretching program is designed for cricket players who do not have any current injuries or individual stretching needs.
Best Time to Stretch?
When your muscles are warm and relaxed! If you take your performance seriously, stretch after you have done a general body warm up (usually light jogging) of about 5-10 minutes and again after your match. You should continue to stretch throughout the match especially if there are times when your muscles may be cooling down. Cricket is a dynamic sport so you’ll need both dynamic and static stretching. Dynamic stretches form part of your pre-match or training warm-up. Static stretches can be included at the end of your cool down or at other times to improve your overall flexibility.
- Leg swings forwards and backwards
- Leg swings sideways
- Lower leg curls
- Arm circles
- Neck and shoulder rotation with stick
- Hip Internal rotators Stretch
- Hamstring stretch
- Quadriceps stretch
- Calf stretch
- Triceps Stretch
- Posterior Shoulder Stretch
- Forearm Stretch
- Back and Abdominals Stretch