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How to prevent injuries in skeleton

The following exercise programme is designed to prevent injuries that are typical for skeleton sledders. It targets the neck, back and thighs, particularly the hamstrings. The objective is to improve the explosivity when pushing off, and the stability when steering the sled down the track. You will find the programme by clicking the orange button below.

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In skeleton, athletes race down a track on a sled, lying on their stomachs, head first. The sled can go over 100 kilometers per hour. You would think there would be a great risk of head injuries, but these are rare among experienced athletes.