Pre season is setting in now, so we thought it be the perfect time to remind everyone of some recovery and performance tips.
Do: Ease into it and allow your body time to get into a routine again
Don’t: Over do it on the first training session, or overload your training load the first week back after being inactive
Do: Take the time to warm up, ensure the body is ready for all the movements ahead in the session, yes that means doing the lap around the oval with the whole team before kicking the ball
Don’t: Skip the warm up, or rock up late to training thinking “it will be fine, I feel warm enough”
Do: Stay hydrated through training and after... with water
Don’t: Go out for a big one at the pub post training, one sneaky bevvy however...
Do: Fuel your body with nutrition suited to your sports requirements (eg. high carb demands)
Don’t: Hit KFC 15 mins before training we all know that's not going to end well, nor will sculling an energy drink. Plan ahead and have food prepared
Do: Do the warm down, take checks on your body; Is anything sore? Is anything swollen or bleeding? Put the extra time in and do some foam rolling
Don’t: Go stand in the freezer aisle at the shops deciding what to make for dinner
Do: Listen to your body when something hurts or isn't quite right and seek further help from the sports trainer or health practitioner (physio, massage, GP etc)
Don’t Complain about being sore, hungover, sick or injured after reading these simple tips