Bluelabel24 wrote:KP could be out weeks again.. we shouldve signed someone even on those 10day contracts like what other teams are doing.
Also ffs can someone here with a MD or any background regarding physical training share some insight as to how mavs can make KP a little more durable?? some fans go" why add muscle and weight hes already injury prone".. and others are" he needs to gain some muscle for impact protection"
i have little background on this field and think both arguments have merit.
No, listen. At such height adding muscles can be a dangerous process all and all, cause even if you add them in the areas to strengthen the ligaments, you are adding additional pressures to the joins and tissue which sole worry isn't just about stretching too much, but is suffering from other effects.
With KP and his long body, 3 main things happen1.
Because of a long body, the LEVERAGE
is incredibly LONG. Long LEVERAGE = a lot of force even at smaller mass.2.
Because of his body structure his CENTER of GRAVITY
is messed up. The taller the person, the higher the CENTER of GRAVITY, and the higher the center of gravity the BIGGER the compensation of the entire body.
When a body needs to carry an uneven load, it will start to compensate for it by bending, extending its limbs, to get the gravity back over the feet thus putting pressure on the joints, ligaments, your back, and so on...
With a taller person, it happens because the center of gravity will often GO OUT of the center position (as the center of gravity isn't as low as for a smaller person.3.
Problems with REGULAR NORMAL ACTIVITY
and CORRECT AGRONOMICAL POSTURE
I'll explain. Things like taking a proper defensive stance with your back straight, your knees out, legs bent and using your toes...
Have you ever seen Porzingis do it properly? No because it is inefficient and problematic for him to do at that height -> resulting in a WRONG POSTURE and his back is suffering every time Porzingis is playing any kind of "half-serious defense" Smaller players have it easier here
Hopefully, that helps and sheds new light on all of this. When I was training the Kinetics experts would tell us about these things and try to prepare us for things we would be facing when using our body. I would imagine in NBA they have it similarly. I would expect Porzingis to understand those things, but nothing you can really do about them except playing less hard and more careful which competitively is never a good idea.