In the world of competitive sport, this is one of the most talked about topics at the moment. During long competitive seasons, how can you keep athletes at their best week in, week out? The ability to back up performance without dropping off or getting injured is paramount to building a successful season. It is often not necessarily the best team, but the team that can keep their best players on the field for the longest that will ultimately be the most successful.
As we head into the business end of the football season, there are fewer bye rounds, more competition for finals places and things will start to heat up. So what can you do to help keep your best team on the park week after week?
We have put together our recovery checklist, the 1% details that athletes can implement to help make long term differences. We believe that under recovery is the cause of far too many injuries, and by implementing some of these practices many "overload" injuries may actually be avoided.
Your aim will be to spend at least 10-15 minutes per day on any of the recovery methods listed. Then in the 24 hours after competition or game days aim to accumulate at least 10 points from various methods.
You could do:
8 Hours Sleep - 4 points
+ Ice Bath - 4 points
+ 30-minute easy pace walk - 3 points
= 11 points (remember 10 is the minimum).
You may not feel the effects immediately, you may never notice it. But try to think of it as a bank account. If I give you $5 today you probably would care too much, what if I gave you $5 a day for the next 6 months. Suddenly that sounds like a far more enticing deal. It's the same principle. Small wins, on a consistent basis, will add up to some big Momentum.
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