Explaining Lionel Messi’s dribbling ability, part 2: Change of direction, strength, & mobility | Biomechanics breakdown & sports science
Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT breaks down Barcelona and Argentina legend Lionel Messi’s incredible dribbling ability & technique in a three part series. In part two, he details Messi’s change of direction ability, strength, and mobility.
Here’s a table of contents, header (sub-headings):
– 0:00 Intro
– 0:37 Change of direction (ready state; short strides)
– 2:17 Strength (muscle development; Messi’s core & hip strength; neuromuscular activation; leverage, all 3 in combination; “this is just ridiculous”)
– 5:52 Mobility (joint & muscle mobility; nervous system “comfort”)
– 7:03 Part 3 preview (change of speeds; dribbling technique; composure)
For those at work or the hard of hearing, I’ve transcribed subtitles on YouTube so sound isn’t required.
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