SOURCE: ZZ Sports Group

December 21, 2010 10:45 ET

The Sports Kinesiologist From ZZ Sports Group Discusses Brett Favre's 2010 Rehab

HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - The Sports Kinesiologist Zig Ziegler of ZZ Sports Group ( has some biomechanics advice for Brett Favre... if he's ready to get back on-track for 2011. But it will be some tough medicine for the famed Minnesota Vikings quarterback. "Favre never should have come back for his 21st season in the shape he is in and it is his failed rehab that is to blame," concludes Ziegler. "Surgery, injections, and plenty of throwing, but it appears the rehab lacked attention to detail targeting the cause of Favre's injuries.

A biomechanics expert, Ziegler has analyzed the biomechanics of dozens of NFL, MLB, and NBA players including NBA Hall of Fame center Shaquille O'Neal. Ziegler predicted injuries to Trailblazers' center Greg Oden, Brandon Roy, and several of their Trailblazer teammates in 2008. Ziegler even predicted the exact injury to MLB rookie phenom Stephen Strasburg prior to the 2009 MLB draft. And now he has reviewed video footage of Favre this season.

Ziegler's assessment? "Favre's left ankle acts as the first major joint in stabilizing his body for each and every pass attempt. Tough guys find ways to work around the pain and Favre has been doing just that for years," says Ziegler. "The human body is great at compensating around its own deficiencies, but that stress still has to go somewhere. It takes a toll."

Ziegler also says that "Due to his injury history, Favre's stress currently shifts to his throwing shoulder, causing his aging shoulder to absorb more than its appropriate share of the workload. If Favre's body were healthy, that workload would be spread over his entire body."

But all is not lost, according to Ziegler. He believes that with his Rx, Favre could have another 3-5 seasons of great play. Ziegler has a full "how to fix Brett Favre" prescription for 2011, including a series of targeted exercises for the quarterback to overcome the cause of his injuries.

For Mr. Ziegler's full analysis on Brett Favre and his biomechanics prescription, visit

With over 18 years of experience in health, fitness, and sports performance improvement, Mr. Ziegler has helped some of the world's best athletes find their groove in baseball, Olympic softball, basketball, football and many other sports. To date, he has done over 50,000 3-D biomechanical analyses, helping athletes identify the cause of and reduce the impact of serious sports-related injuries.

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