Preparing for the sporting season

2 hot tips to get you fit this sporting season

Are you sick of spending half the season on the sidelines through injury? Yep, me too!

However, here are two tips I implemented that finally kept me fit for the full season and believe it or not I found some form too! Believe it or not, they are simple and very easy to access. If you can relate, then this article is for you…. read on!

Watching from the side lines is depressing, hard to feel part of the team and whether you play pro, semi pro or just for fun, being injured sucks! But it’s important to consider professional athletes, the best of the best and learn from them. What they do, with the help of professionals is they prime their body for the task at hand.

So, you are probably making 1 of 2 mistakes, either you are self-priming your body or not preparing your body for battle at all. Either way, an injury is destined to come right at ya!

Two tips that will get your INJURY FREE ALL SEASON

  1. Pre-Hab

Get a good pre-season behind you in the gym and consult with a professional like an Exercise Physiologist, don’t rely on your own prescription of exercise as you are likely doing yourself a disservice. You don’t need to see them every day, just get your programming done and demonstrated and ensure you are getting it progressed every 4 weeks.

  1. Maintenance

Don’t flog yourself during the year, especially if you have had a good pre-season reviewing your program and progressing your exercises every 4 weeks with the assistance of your professional Exercise Physiologist. You have naturally increased your load with training twice a week and a game on the weekend, so you just need to maintain your function and review your program every 4 weeks to progress or regress your exercise depending on how your body is pulling it. Treat it like a body tune up or service. You only have to watch the NBA and with their crazy schedule, they simply maintain their function and fitness in a controlled environment like a gym and then they practice their skills with low impact on the court. You are no different, be like Mike!!

If you are sick of the physio and missing half the season due to injury, then PREVENT IT by seeing an Exercise Physiologist and programming your body to be fit for purpose to sustain the physical demands specific to your sport.

For a personalised program that you can review regularly to stay fit, book an assessment with one of our Exercise Physiologists who will complete baseline testing, determine where you need to get to in order to sustain your chosen sports demands and then ensure you maintain that level of fitness and conditioning during the season.

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