Pre-season training can often hold the stigma of being brutal, unrelenting and taxing on the body and mind. Covering the months of November right through to March athletes embark on a journey to get their bodies into the most pristine condition to tackle their upcoming season. Here are 7 key tips to make sure you get the most out of your training.
‘A team’s strength is often dependent on each individual’s ability to invest in the process and own the outcome’
Cold rainy nights, sore battered bodies and potentially a win/loss record that reflects the opposite of how you wanted to be positioned at this point of the year.
It’s the goldilocks principle applied to training – what is the right amount of training load for you? And how far should you progress to optimise your training adaptations and prevent injury?
What is heart rate variability?
Heart rate variability (HRV) is the difference in time between each individual heart beat. For example your heart rate may be 60 beats per minute, however there will be slight variation in the time between each beat. HRV increases over time with increasing fitness, it reduces with age, it also reduces following intense training sessions.