Volleyball Injuries??

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    Sep 09, 2010 5:54 AM GMT
    I played Volleyball for over 4hrs with no break and water, After that day, my whole body started to ache REALLY BADLY. I never played Volleyball for over a year now, I doubt that my muscles got shocked by the work i did on it; Also, I aint overweight(so i don't have to worry on that)....Do i have to worry bout hurting myself/breaking my limit??While i was playing Volleyball, I ignored the pain all over my body. I just have passion for Volleyball i guess. icon_razz.gif......Should i stop? O_O


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  • Sk8Tex

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    Sep 09, 2010 5:04 PM GMT
    Of course you can get injuries from pushing yourself too far. Especially if you are playing with inexperienced players. My partner has been playing VB at Balboa Park here in San Diego for like 15 years now and it seems the most common injuries people out there get are knee and ankle sprains.

    Mostly from when people bump into each other or have a lack of coordination....but as far as soreness goes. It just means you have worked some muscles that your body is not yet accustomed to working.

    No pain no gain and all that...
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 09, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    Take breaks next time, and hydrate.
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    Sep 09, 2010 9:00 PM GMT
    4hrs with no hydration? you're gonna get cramps or aches....as a player myself, the most common injuries are below the waist (hamstrings, ankles, etc) or if you were a setter like I was, you'll have tape practically all around your fingers. But it's just like any other sport - warmup (light jogs), stretch, hydrate! Take a few quick breaks to hydrate in between, then get to it again.

    IMPORTANT: if you're taking a break, never let your body just lay around - keep the body moving to not let your muscles relax (assuming you're gonna continue playing).Speaking from personal experience, my team had all day tourneys and in between games waiting for our next opponent, I would just lay around and by the time i had to get ready, my muscles were all cold and I could have easily pulled something. ...when you call it a day, still stretch at the end. I didn't at the end of one of our tourneys and I passed out in the car. When i moved my leg, I had the most painful cramps in my legs. So stretch!
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    Sep 09, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    Devianthero saidI played Volleyball for over 4hrs with no break and water, After that day, my whole body started to ache REALLY BADLY.

    No surprise there. You "can" go four hours with high energy, no break, and no hydration; but make sure you hydrate the fuck out of your body immediately afterward.

    Devianthero saidP.S. DO NOT REPLY W/ rude comments and such. thanks

    Well fuck. Thanks for ruining all the fun!
    *craiz* icon_cry.gif
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    Sep 09, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    scar05 said4hrs with no hydration? you're gonna get cramps or aches....as a player myself, the most common injuries are below the waist (hamstrings, ankles, etc) or if you were a setter like I was, you'll have tape practically all around your fingers. But it's just like any other sport - warmup (light jogs), stretch, hydrate! Take a few quick breaks to hydrate in between, then get to it again.

    IMPORTANT: if you're taking a break, never let your body just lay around - keep the body moving to not let your muscles relax (assuming you're gonna continue playing).Speaking from personal experience, my team had all day tourneys and in between games waiting for our next opponent, I would just lay around and by the time i had to get ready, my muscles were all cold and I could have easily pulled something. ...when you call it a day, still stretch at the end. I didn't at the end of one of our tourneys and I passed out in the car. When i moved my leg, I had the most painful cramps in my legs. So stretch!


    Thanks for the tip guys! icon_smile.gificon_razz.gif
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Sep 10, 2010 12:12 AM GMT
    Dude...seriously, you're begging the question, and I think you know it. C'mon.

    You state "no water". That indicates you knew better, so you have to be mindful of the difference between healthy and unhealthy obsession. If you are truly into a sport, that includes being into the precautions required to be able to enjoy it in the extreme. Hydration is an essential. Go get obsessed over vball, man. I love to play- mostly pit ball, but I also take care to be conditioned to enjoy it properly, and to push myself in ways that help me excel, not risk it being my last game.

    Drink, tap out for a game and get back in, balance. Balance gives you the edge to go back in with the intensity that feeds the beast, man. Be smart.

    (You knew this answer before you posted it...fess up!)
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    Sep 10, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    I don't know what the temperatures are in the Mariana Islands right now, but it sounds like you may have suffered a heat injury, in addition to straining some muscles. I saw this a lot in the US Army, and suffered from it a few times myself. All-over muscle cramps & aches can be a symptom. Lack of hydration would be a contributing factor, since you would have experienced inadequate perspiration to help cool your body, and you were generating a lot of heat from the exertion of playing.

    Next time take more cool-down breaks, drink water often, and do some warm-up stretches first.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidDude...seriously, you're begging the question, and I think you know it. C'mon.

    You state "no water". That indicates you knew better, so you have to be mindful of the difference between healthy and unhealthy obsession. If you are truly into a sport, that includes being into the precautions required to be able to enjoy it in the extreme. Hydration is an essential. Go get obsessed over vball, man. I love to play- mostly pit ball, but I also take care to be conditioned to enjoy it properly, and to push myself in ways that help me excel, not risk it being my last game.

    Drink, tap out for a game and get back in, balance. Balance gives you the edge to go back in with the intensity that feeds the beast, man. Be smart.

    (You knew this answer before you posted it...fess up!)



    Yeah i know.....i wanted to see if i can reach my limit. but everything has its gain. I lost few lbs off me after that day. And i know that i need to rehydrate, my Volleyball coach trained us hardcore volleyball players to NOT DRink water during games. ^ ^ ....Don't blame me when i chose to follow my coaches teachings. icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
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    Yeah i know.....i wanted to see if i can reach my limit. but everything has its gain. I lost few lbs off me after that day. And i know that i need to rehydrate, my Volleyball coach trained us hardcore volleyball players to NOT DRink water during games. ^ ^ ....Don't blame me when i chose to follow my coaches teachings. icon_sad.gif




    your coach was an idiot apparently. no water during games....bet he felt manly after that one.

    you're not playing for your crazy coach anymore, so, drink the water. and yes, do warm up.
  • tbeaux

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    Sep 10, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    i play competitive volleyball at mizzou and the biggest thing that we are reminded of is to snap mostly. when you don't snap and you use all your arm muscle, it really can take a toll on your shoulder. also you gotta have some good form, because bad form can really screw everything up.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    AdriantheRN said
    Devianthero said


    Yeah i know.....i wanted to see if i can reach my limit. but everything has its gain. I lost few lbs off me after that day. And i know that i need to rehydrate, my Volleyball coach trained us hardcore volleyball players to NOT DRink water during games. ^ ^ ....Don't blame me when i chose to follow my coaches teachings. icon_sad.gif




    your coach was an idiot apparently. no water during games....bet he felt manly after that one.

    you're not playing for your crazy coach anymore, so, drink the water. and yes, do warm up.


    Coach my ass....what a prick. A responsible man, a REAL jock is not some misinformed zealot with no respect for the men he's coaching. DRINK, dude. The old man's got no power over you now, you're a better player than he could ever have been. Respect the athlete that you are, not the one he tried to destroy through bad coaching.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    MuscleComeBack said
    AdriantheRN said
    Devianthero said


    Yeah i know.....i wanted to see if i can reach my limit. but everything has its gain. I lost few lbs off me after that day. And i know that i need to rehydrate, my Volleyball coach trained us hardcore volleyball players to NOT DRink water during games. ^ ^ ....Don't blame me when i chose to follow my coaches teachings. icon_sad.gif




    your coach was an idiot apparently. no water during games....bet he felt manly after that one.

    you're not playing for your crazy coach anymore, so, drink the water. and yes, do warm up.


    Coach my ass....what a prick. A responsible man, a REAL jock is not some misinformed zealot with no respect for the men he's coaching. DRINK, dude. The old man's got no power over you now, you're a better player than he could ever have been. Respect the athlete that you are, not the one he tried to destroy through bad coaching.



    he was a sorry excuse for a coach definitely.
  • bmw0

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    Sep 10, 2010 3:08 AM GMT
    NO coach would ever tell you that. I smell an attention whore honestly. Stop trying to be some bad ass and use your head. Drink water. Not doing so will get you hurt. Not being an ass, just being honest.
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    Sep 10, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    bmw0 saidNO coach would ever tell you that. I smell an attention whore honestly. Stop trying to be some bad ass and use your head. Drink water. Not doing so will get you hurt. Not being an ass, just being honest.


    You are right... Anyway, ill drink water then. icon_smile.gif. you guys are so caring bout me. lol. icon_razz.gificon_biggrin.gif