One of the biggest injury woes for the Australian cricket team over the last decade has been back injuries in our fast bowlers, in particular, stress fractures. The main scapegoat for this was too much bowling! However, following the strength and conditioning principle of periodisation, it appears that it is not quite the case!
The main issue was the fast bowlers were doing too little in the lead up to a test series and then when it came to game time the load on the body was significantly greater than their usual training load! Another key factor was that the players were not having an adequate rest after the spike in activity and load, leading to a lot of overload injuries.
This principle applies to everyone no matter what your fitness level and training goals! Having a steady training volume and avoiding big spikes in training load are highly valuable! Also, don't underestimate the value of rest! At TIRC we use the latest technology and equipment to guide you through your rehab and make the right progressions for you!