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?
With the winter months now and truly upon us, many of us tend to go into ‘hibernation.’ It is perfectly fine to decrease your activity through winter (our body is built to work like this in the cooler months), but it is important to keep some form of activity going
With the warmer weather upon us, many of us will have to start getting used to training in the heat. Training in warm conditions can be an arduous task at times and affect your training intensity and adaptation. However, there are ways to combat this.
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.
With the AFL season fast approaching, what better time to talk about how an Osteopath at the Competitive Sports Clinic can assess, treat, manage, rehabilitate and advise an Australian Rules football athlete. In addition, we will also take a look at how training emphasis and structure can change throughout the season.
Sleep is a critical component of many biological functions. It serves to help regulate your mood, immune system, growth and adaption to exercise, and even how much you eat. When an individual is training at a high level, the importance of sleep increases significantly. This article will look at some of the research on the relationship between sleep and elements of athletic performance.