‘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. These are only a few of the factors that could be contributing to your personal mid-season slump. I’m not necessarily talking about just performance slumps but even mindset and motivational slumps that can greatly impact performance regardless. Personally, I see it on the track, with lower performance output and lower attendance numbers (with interesting attendance excuses). The upside is that there are always ways to beat the slump, and keep the ship in motion, full steam ahead.
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.
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a common condition that is characterised by mild to moderate discomfort around the knee cap, which can worsened with activity. It can cause pain for just a few weeks, right up to multiple years, and, at times, can be difficult to treat. Recent evidence has shown that changing the way people run can have a positive impact on the symptoms of PFP. Let’s have a look at this in greater detail.
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? Despite all the efforts and advancements made in this field over recent times, we don’t have a simple answer to those questions. The human body is an amazing, complex organism and we can’t always predict with 100% accuracy how it will react to training loads and stresses. But let’s discuss some of the ways you CAN monitor your training progression and load.
Holidays are almost an essential part of our busy modern lifestyle. Being active whilst away can be a great to take in the sights, explore areas you otherwise wouldn’t and dare I say, relax!