Colossus Method

The ischiocrural muscles: biceps femoris, semimembranosus and semitendinosus delineate an area called the HAMSTRING located in the posterior portion of the thigh of the coxo-femoral joint.
The long head in the biceps femoris is the muscle that covers the entire extension of the thigh, intervening in hip and knee joint movements. The short head has a more limited range of motion and participates in the thigh-knee movement.
As the biceps femoris is a stabiliser of the hip, also participating in the retroversion of the pelvis, it plays an extremely important role and is subjected to countless stresses in sports, even in those circumstances when acting as an external hip and knee rotator.
The origin of the tendon is called the fixed end during muscle contraction, the insertion is the tendon end in motion during muscle contraction.
In addition, the muscle belly consisting of muscle fibres, connective tissue and blood vessels must be considered.
In the prevention phase, the Kinesio Taping Evolution Colossus Method works in the biomechanics of movement, making it an extraordinary tool for muscle joint prevention and protection.
Another important aspect for planning an injury prevention plan is to fairly assess the role of the deep femoral artery that distributes oxygenated blood. The phase involving the use of induced and controlled thermal shock is essential to prepare the muscles for the next training programme. The Colossus Method takes a completely innovative view of the concept of injury prevention with, in fact, a preventive phase of the athlete being an integral part of the physical preparation. The Colossus Method does not want to avoid other preventive methodologies such as Van Mechelen’s 4 phases, which have been widely used since 1992, also due to their operational simplicity, but proposes a different vision, the result of many years of study and sacrifice.
The prevention of that muscular section of the lower limb called HAMSTRING deserves the utmost attention because injuries always have a slow recovery with a significant recurrence rate.
Since the HAMSTRING is a muscular area and not a single muscle, trauma analysis mainly takes on a biomechanical aspect. Hence the semimembranosus muscle is vulnerable in the open kinetic chain in the flexing movement of the thigh on the pelvis, differing from the biceps femoris, which shows its criticality in the closed kinetic chain in the phase of maximum thrust of the foot on the floor or playing field.
Why is the athlete prone to muscle injuries?
It is good to first clarify the uniqueness of the individual athlete and the different, multiple sports disciplines.
Each sport has a different training programme for its athlete, and the competition or competition differs greatly in the physical and mental intensity to which the athlete is subjected. Muscle injuries clearly have a lower percentage in training, which increases considerably in competition for that very reason.
Football, it turns out, is the sport with the highest number of muscular injuries, far behind rugby, basketball and athletics.
The causes are clearly many, and in my opinion the main one is the absence of a true preventive programme, to which we can add insufficient muscular elasticity, muscular imbalances, postural problems, an inadequate nutritional programme, too many commitments with little recovery, overtraining, insufficient pre-competition warm-up, and a lack of muscular protection in the presence of relapses. The Colossus Method provides an injury history in the athlete’s individual file with a 5-year retroactivity.

Prof.Ph.D Francesco Calarco