Athlete commitment levels
What makes the biggest difference when it comes to maximising your performance?
Is it the time you spend training with your coach?
Is it the training you do away from your Coaching sessions
Is it the time around your training?
Truth be told, its all of the above.
Training for an event is all well and good, but there are a number of other areas that you have to consider if you want to be able to perform at your full potential and we are going to take a look at these below;
It is important to switch off and do things away from your sport so you will need to make small changes and add things to your daily routine to help you move forward. Any changes that are made may be subject to change dependant on how it impacts on your performance mentally and physically so that you can perform at you maximum capacity.
Reduce your risk of injury by allowing time for basic flexibility and movement training. This can be done in small spaces with activities such as yoga, foam rolling and using resistance bands.
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Track your progress by keeping a log of the following;
*The number of reps you perform using a certain weight.
These are just a few areas that you can monitor and use this data to share with your coach and vice versa to enable any training and lifestyle adaptations that may need to be implemented and actioned.
Understand your sport and your position / role in the team. This will give you a better idea of why you are undergoing a certain style of training and identify where your strengths are and the areas for development are.
In most if not all team sports you will run, jump, land, turn and be in contact with other athletes so will need to prepare your body for such events.
Runners will need to ensure they have strong hamstrings and ankles to reduce their risk of injury for example. Rugby players, Hockey players and Footballers will need to have good acceleration and deceleration capabilities, have physical strength and agility. So you can start to build a picture to what you require for your sport.
Analysis where possible should also be carried out which is a great way of gaining valuable feedback whether in training or the event and can be done with your coach and team.
Remember why you started. This will give you your why.
The motivation to push on knowing that you have a clear road map to get to where you want to be and the feeling you will get once achieved so that once achieved, you can set your next challenge.
There are many more things to consider when you want to compete at the highest level and I welcome any questions that you may have to help you in your quest to stepping up to the next level and what identify what is needed to get there and ensure you are on the right track. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org