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Follow Stein’s example in preparing to win

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Fraser Forster has missed the last two games with a neck injury, which Neil Lennon suggested could have been sustained as a result of sleeping on an unfamiliar pillow in Spain last week.  Fraser has been treated by a chiropractor but it might be a few games before he is back between the posts.

This is a known phenomenon.  As well as bikes, spare tyres and pumps the GB Olympic cycling team make sure that each cyclist brings their own orthopaedic pillow on each journey.  Olympic cyclists, like professional footballers, are finely tuned athletes who stress their bodies each day.  Muscles are continually bashed and stretched making their bodies especially vulnerable a whole range of ailments.

The GB Olympic cycle team also used heated trousers.  To be best of my knowledge velodromes are not particularly cold but as much as any type of athlete, cyclists require their leg muscles to go from rest to full throttle in an instant.  Warm muscles are less prone to hamstring, calf, rolled ankle and ligament damage.

Did all this fine tuning get them anywhere?  GB cyclists won 7 out of 10 gold medals available to them, so they are doing something right.  Jock Stein was the first British manager to take food with the team when they played away in Europe, soon everyone was doing it.  The need to find ways of ensuring Celtic are as well prepared as possible for every training session and game remains just as important.

Orthopaedic pillows and 20 minutes in heated trousers before warm-up would cost less than £1000.  They would support neck muscles and potentially reduce our horrendous muscle-injury record. Best practice suggests we look into this.
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  1. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Could do with those heated troosers sitting up in 408 !

     

    Where can you buy them?!

     

     

    T4

  2. heated trousers, was that not one of the made up adverts in the old not the view,

     

     

    alongside

     

     

    handsome hun glasses (like xray specs , only worn in the company of the old huns)

  3. wait till Mel from Benidorm finds out about “heated trousers”

     

     

    coming to a JJB sports near you.

     

     

    what a fantastic opportunity, if only we could find 40,000 mugs to buy them.

  4. Paul67 et al

     

     

    The question not asked by Oprah;

     

     

    “So, Lance Armstrong, did you ever wear er, heated trousers?”

  5. Celtic Mac

     

    15:19 on

     

    20 January, 2013

     

    Paul67 et al

     

     

    The question not asked by Oprah;

     

     

    “So, Lance. how long were you a Rangers supporter before you started cheating

  6. Paul67

     

     

    I have slept on a few ‘unfamiliar pillows’ in my time!

     

     

    Never worn ‘heated trousers’ ‘tho to my knowledge!

     

     

    HH!!

  7. tommytwiststommyturns

     

     

    Close call yesterday, and nae luck. Did you know that oldtim67 missed out by only one number a couple of years back?

  8. Tallybhoy

     

    15:22 on

     

    20 January, 2013

     

    Paul67

     

     

    I have slept on a few ‘unfamiliar pillows’

     

    ————————————————–

     

    Bar L,Peterheid and Cornton Vale.

  9. Snake.

     

     

    Jack Wiltshire….top young player,may look like a toad,not your

     

    typical southern softie who gives his all for the jersey.

     

    Strong running midfielder,lots of skill,goes by players easily.

     

     

    Whats not to like ?

  10. Thegreenfaerie on

    Good afternoon everyone. I haven’t been on for some time. Just read the article on independence and what a great article it was. Very pleased with the result yesterday, I wish it had been televised. Considering cancelling my sky sports package, getting well fed up watching division 3 rubbish. Another ten man team versus tfod. Who are they kidding?

  11. tommytwiststommyturns on

    Celtic Mac – cheers. No, I didn’t know that about the auld yin. He must be minted though, as he hardly ever let’s you buy a round! :-)

     

     

    HH

     

    TTTT

  12. I think the subs should use The Big Slipper whilst sitting in the Dugoot

     

    billyconnollycsc

  13. Speed2 on in background ,what a crock,turns over to ‘Murder ,She Wrote,…….

     

    …………………….ahhhhhhhhhhh that’s better.

  14. voguepunter

     

     

    I have never been to prison.

     

     

    Just the occassional night in a police cell in Ayr, Dundee and Kilmarnock.

     

     

    “Wisnae me officer!”

     

     

    HH!!

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