Just sat waiting by the Plume of Feathers for the car to get it’s MOT (again)
Its been a long drawn out saga!!!
But it got me thinking about your body
Cos’ how many people, including your good self have the following approach…
‘The competitive seasons over, so I’ll do all my physical fitness training now in the off/pre season’
Then the season begins again and you sack off your physical fitness training
Only then to still get the same injuries
And only marginal gains in performance
And the worst culprits are?
My tight clothed wearing friends involved in endurance sports
But even those who play team sport
Why’s this a problem though?
Its the same as clocking up lots of miles in your car…
Not bothering with the service…
ignoring all the bad noises…
Then expecting your car to pass its MOT
Its just not gonna happen
Your body, as with your car requires year round looking after to be optimal
Benefits of strength training for 2 months will disappear in the blink of an eye if not maintained
How do I know?
Well I had to speak to a number of the world’s ‘big noises’ on detraining, why?
Cos’ one of my athletes broke his neck and couldn’t train for 6 months
So we needed to know what was gonna happen
If you don’t train it, you WON’T MAINTAIN IT
Sure, when you start competing again you can’t train as much like before
But you still need to do something to maintain the benefits you’ve achieved
Non more so with strength
All my programmes with athletes have year around strength and mobility elements
Alongside appropriate fitness and conditioning work
P.S – The car passed!