Sunday, June 27, 2010
What do you use the off season for? When I think of off season, I think about recovery, rebalance and rebuilding. Unfortunately a lot young athletes don't think this way as we see athletes competing in the same sports year around and even becoming specialist in sports before building a solid base of athleticism. This often leads to burn out and injuries for the athlete. I want to share a article from a great sports performance coach by the name of Lee Taft as he speaks about the importance of the off season for athletes. Enjoy.
A dynamic warm up is key to enhancing performance and reduction of injuries. Some of the key assests of a dynamic warm up is that it increases core body temperture, joint mobility, muscle elasticity and mentally prepares the athlete(s) for competition or training. What I intend to do is share what type of warm up and pre-habiliation exercises I have my athletes peform before their workouts. It will be broken into two part series of videos. Before starting your dynamic warm up perform a series of short distance runs or jump and jacks as it makes a better transition in the part one of the warm up.