Programming workouts for injured athletes can be a trying process for a coach. Keeping intensity high while avoiding problem areas proves to be the most difficult element, yet clients and athletes often come out of an injury in better shape than they went in.
Chris Michelmore, assistant head coach of San Jose State’s wome’s swimming team, has had to deal with a number of injuries to his athletes, with most prevalent being those occurring in the shoulders. In this video, Michelmore shares his approach to scaling and reorganizing programming for injured athletes, as well as some of his successes.
Additional reading: Working Wounded by Greg Glassman, published May 1, 2005.