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PFT: Cowboys install ballet bars to help get loose

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Posted by Darin Gantt on June 2, 2014, 8:48 AM EDT

    So the Cowboys are willing to run the risk of a few snickers, installing ballet bars to help get their buys stretched out.

    According to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News, the new quipment comes after 12 players were sidelined with some degree of thigh or hamstring issue last year,

    “We’ve put a big emphasis on addressing, as an organization, some of the injuries that we’ve had,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “Just an emphasis on stretching, giving our players the opportunity, whether it’s with ballet bars or V-sits or back systems, whatever things we use, we try to help them get into routines that can help them be flexible and avoid some of the injuries we’ve had.

    “It’s always been an emphasis for us. We have to look at ourselves and what we’re doing to help our players stay as healthy as possible.”

    Read more: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/06/02/cowboys-install-ballet-bars-to-help-get-loose/
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  2. DallasDW00ds0n

    DallasDW00ds0n Well-Known Member

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    Need more ballet
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Anything to help keep guys limber and more flexable is fine by me. People laughed at Lynn Swan when he took ballet and he laughed himself all the way to the HOF.
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  4. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    Eddie George did ballet also.
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    True. Right now anything that may be able to help in reducing the number of hamstring issues the better. Coaches and Trainers need to stay on top of this with the players, we just can't continue to have as many injuries as we have had.
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  6. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    I do not understand it either. the S&C coaches should be monitoring all stretching and lifting to make sure proper warm up and cooldowns are done and proper proportions for push pull muscles and proper hydration. I played 4 years of football and only had one groin strain, (I was being held scraping to play), never pulled anything.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Pros get a lot more freedom than college or lesser athletes. Heck you have a union who throws a hissy fit about OTA and camps and how much practice takes place. All this has done is increase injuries around the NFL in my view as players are not as physically ready to endure a 16 game schedule.
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  8. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    You mean they already weren't installed? They sure fooled me.
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  9. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Waiting for the first pulled hamstring caused by the ballet bar....
  10. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    ok Frederick...you're 1st
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  11. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    And Herschel Walker
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  12. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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  13. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    That's been my feeling on things every since they started messing with the off season stuff. They should have left it the hell alone and let these guys hit one another regularly during the summer cause playing football is the only way to get conditioned to play football.
  14. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Giving players more free time and less workouts and less contact has not helped a bit. Players need it just as they always have
  15. ShiningStar

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    good, whatever helps if taking some ballet classes helps, so be it, nothing wrong with ballet and nothing wrong with properly training the body to be flexible. I like this idea and glad they are pursing it.
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  16. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    That was Jimmy Johnson's philosophy, practice as you play. Then you are always prepared on gameday.
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  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree but NFLPA does not and so this is what the teams around the league must contend with. I don't think it benifets the players, if anything I think it puts them at greater risk
  18. foofighters

    foofighters Active Member

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    Sean Lee is already hurt and Miles is gone...so we are good on that end...
  19. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Should provide for some interesting endzone celebrations.
  20. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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