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How to Survive the last month of Pre-Season

How to Survive the last month of Pre-Season

You have been training for months, everything hurts and you are exhausted. How can you drag your body through the last few weeks of pre-season and fuel your body to prevent any last minute injuries?ย 

 

  1. How can you save time to make your food prep easier? It is essential to figure out some time-saving shortcuts when you are exhausted. Our favourites are:
    • Use online shopping for your groceries and have them delivered on your day off
    • Use frozen vegetables to save time chopping up at dinner
    • Cook at least one meal in bulk per week, to last you three dinners for nights you are home late
    • Use tinned foods for snacks they are the quickest to grab in the morning as you run out the door
  2. Dairy before bed helps muscle recovery and muscle growth overnight while you are sleeping. So include some greek yoghurt or a good old fashioned glass of milk before bed every training night.
  3. Stay healthy. Consciously include vegetables and fruit in your diet every day. When you are at peak fitness your immune system is vulnerable to picking up common colds and flus.
  4. Grab and go breakfast options such as a piece of fruit and a yoghurt is better than nothing if you sleep in for those extra 20 minutes in the morning.
  5. Be consistent with recovery. If you find yourself slacking off on your active recovery sessions and stretching, then pair up with team mates to do a recovery session on the weekend or ask your team Physiotherapist to run some stretch sessions with you.
  6. Make it fun. Time to update your playlist to survive those off-feat conditioning sessions and hire a stand up paddle board ย for your recovery activity on weekends. Get creative and look after your mental health as much as your physical health.

 

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