The men’s team of Ukraine defeated the Belgian team and, thus, reached the quarter finals of the European Volleyball Championship. The game was held in Antwerp. The national team of Ukraine defeated Belgium in the 1/8 European Championship with a score of 3: 2 according to the results of 5 sets (25:22, 21:25, 14:25, 25:18, 15:10).
The national team of Ukraine, taking third place in their group, entered the playoffs of the European championship for the first time in history. The victory of Ukraine is already called a sensation – in addition to the fact that this has not happened before, so Ukrainian athletes were able to win on a strange and new platform for themselves. Continue reading
Increasing the load The principle of continuity in sports training is directly related to the principle of a gradual increase in training loads. At the same time, the increase in loads is not understood one-sidedly, in the sense of only physical exertion, but also includes increased requirements for technical, tactical and moral-volitional training. In the practical implementation of this principle, it is important that the loads constantly increase, since if the load is the same, work becomes habitual and only recovery processes take place in the body. With a constant increase in physical activity, in addition to recovery processes, there will be processes to increase health. In sports, this means improving athletic performance. Continue reading
In young athletes with their underdeveloped bone system, the bones are more supple, the cartilage is softer, and the ligaments, on the contrary, are more powerful. Therefore, if some burden in an adult athlete leads to a rupture of the tendon or ligament, then in a junior a similar burden can cause a fracture of the apophysis or pineal gland. If the treatment is not carried out correctly, there will be a violation of bone development – Osgood-Schlatter disease. This disease was first described at the very beginning of the 20th century. It occurs most often in boys aged 11 to 15 years. The reason is the injury (rupture) of the patella ligament in the area where the ligament is attached to the tuberosity of the tibia. Symptoms of the disease are pain and some localized swelling of the soft tissue. Continue reading