Athletes On-Season – 5 Things You Should Be Doing EVERY DAY to stay STRONG!

Congratulations on Staying Healthy and Strong throughout the Season!

BUT as we near the “home” stretch and playoff time, it is even more crucial to be performing at your best and avoiding injury and sickness when it matters!

Here is What the Pros Do Every Day to Stay Strong On and Off Season

Tip # 1 – Pre & Post Game FUEL

If nutrition isn’t a focus yet, you are making a BIG mistake! You will be amazed the difference it makes…

Pre Game – What you put into your body before the game will ENHANCE your performance  on the ice! Fuel your body with a large meal 2-3 hours before the game and a smaller snack 30 minutes – 1 hour prior to game time.

Here are great options:

  • 2-3 hours Pre-Game – 2-3 cups of Whole Wheat Pasta, with 3-4oz of Chicken, and Chopped Veggies
  • 30 minutes – 1 hour Pre-Game – Biosteel Bar (available at LP), Apple, Banana

Post Game Recovery – Within 1 hour after every game, practice, and workout you NEED to give your body FUEL to recover, rebuild, and repair. This meal must be convenient and quick since it is typically on the go.

Here are great options:

Biosteel Advanced Recovery Formula Shake (available at LP)

  • Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwich & Greek Yogurt/Cottage Cheese
  • Pita/Wrap/Burrito

Tip # 2 – SLEEP

Your Body CANNOT & WILL NOT GROW without proper sleep:
  • 8 HOURS of Sleep is a MINIMUM for a High Performance Athlete
  • 60min Digital Sunset – Get rid of the Phones, TVs, and Distractions
  • 30min NAPS can recharge your MIND & BODY
CLICK HERE for more info on getting GREAT SLEEP

Tip # 3 – Daily STRETCHING

  • Stretching is important because it triggers your body to RELAX & RECOVER!
  • Stretch after practice, game, or workout
  • Stretch at home in the morning or before bed
  • 10 minutes each day – THAT’S IT!
CLICK HERE for simple and effective stretches

Tip # 4 – In-Season TRAINING

Training is crucial to keep your speed and strength late in the season and into playoffs!
  • 1-2x/week
  • Moderate Intensity Training focused on maintaining strength
  • 10 minute Warm-up
  • 30 minutes of Strength
  • 10 minute Cool Down/Stretch
CLICK HERE for exercises to do at home or at the gym

Tip # 5 Pre-Game Warm-Up

10% of Players take warm-up seriously & as a result injuries occur

  • You NEED to SWEAT
  • Run, Jump, Stretch, SWEAT, Fun
  • 30 minute before game-time
  • 10-15 minutes long
  • Team Bonding

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