How to train for multiple sports

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How to train for multiple sports

It’s one thing to be fit and play multiple sports, but it’s another task in itself being able to balance and manage the demands that each require whilst excelling in your performance. Training for multiple sports can feel like a juggle, however with the right strategies, you can become a more efficient athlete. This will transfer into better performance with less risk of injury.

Train Smarter

Training for multiple sports is more than simply stacking up your exercise routine with other disciplines. You need to consider carefully which type of training will benefit you across multiple sports. For example, an athlete who is training in baseball and volleyball may implement leg power exercises such as Man leaning down tying shoelaces into their strength program, rather than just performing the movements relative to each sport.

A strength and conditioning coach can be an excellent addition to your training regime. It will help you  gain the maximum benefit for each sport in your training. Sport specific training transfers to better performance, lower injury risk and increased competitive longevity. Contact us at the clinic to hear more about our strength and conditioning training that we can offer.

Planning your recovery

Ever heard the saying “You’re only as good as your recovery“? Your recovery is equally as important as your training itself. A big differentiating factor between good and excellent athlete can come down to how they prioritise and plan their recovery.

Rest days are critical to sports training for a variety of reasons. Some are physiological and some are psychological. Rest is physically necessary so that the muscles can repair, rebuild, and increase strength. Depleting muscles of critical rest periods has the potential to weaken your performance. Recovery doesn’t necessarily mean becoming a couch potato for a day. Active recovery – which involves performing low-intensity  exercises following a taxing workout (eg: walking, swimming, etc) is a great way to keep your body moving and repairing at the same time.

 Remember “just because you are doing a lot more doesn’t mean you are getting a lot more done!”. At the end of the day, training smarter by including a broad variety of exercises that can benefit each of the sports you are participating in, as well as ensure adequate recovery periods is crucial to athlete performance.

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