Do you know the most common injuries in bobsleigh
Many people may think that bobsledders just sit in the sleigh and hope for the best. The truth is, the sledder needs to work very hard.
Before each curve, the sledder fills her lungs with air and stabilizes her core muscles. In the curve, the athlete sustains an enormous pressure on her neck – about 4 or 5 times her own body weight.
Bobsleigh is a very explosive sport, and often attracts good sprinters. The athlete accelerates the sleigh, which weighs at least several hundred kilos, to the maximum speed they can go. Acute injuries most commonly occur during sprinting and strength training and are caused by poor technique or poor strain regulation. The hamstrings, back and neck are particularly vulnerable to injury.
On this page, you will find more information about the most common injuries in bobsleigh.
- Back pain
- Groin pain
- Hamstring strain
- Achilles tendinopathy