Ensure that you warm-up properly and stay warm in preparation for competition. Research shows that a 1-degree Celsius rise in muscle temperature can increase power output by 4%.
When exercising for long durations outside in the hot summer months make sure you have a cooling plan. Stay hydrated by drinking cold fluid, prepare ice bags to place on your neck and hands to cool the skin, and bring extra cold water to spray on yourself for self-cooling.
Pressure: We often feel pressure to perform, managing it takes practice. Pressure affects us physically, mentally and emotionally which impacts our ability to perform at the highest level. Your capacity to perform well under pressure depends on your view of the situation, do you see it as crisis or a challenge?
Since opening our doors in 2008, Yogatown has helped thousands of yogis to find their OM, both on and off the mat - and now we’re helping athletes find their OM - in their sport.
Yogatown is proud to be a community partner with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO).
“No Pain No Gain” does not apply to your joints! While some muscle soreness is expected after vigorous workouts, you should never have pain in your joints after exercise.
Through collaboration and harmonization across the sport sector, a universal code of conduct and sanctions will make sport safe for all athletes, coaches, officials, administrators and support staff, at all levels of sport in Canada.
Please accept this note as a follow-up to the one yesterday regarding a public health concern and the closing of our performance floor today.
Catherine Hughes from TPASC confirmed that the cleaning company disinfected our facility overnight using Public Health guidelines. Additionally, Catherine has been in direct contact with Public Health and they indicated, they are satisfied that we met (and exceeded) the requirements for this concern and can re-open for regular scheduled programming tomorrow.
Don’t be afraid of fibre! Fibre helps to manage blood sugars and keeps our bowels healthy. Choose whole grains, nuts/seeds, whole fruits and vegetables more often. Fibre can add stress to the gut, so it’s best to avoid fibre around training and give yourself a few hours to digest high fibre foods.
The universe of “not screwing up” is very different from the universe of “striving to get it right.”
Ever tried Kefir? It’s a milk product full of calcium and healthy probiotics that keep your gut healthy & balance immune function. Try it!
Recovery from training/competition is just as important as the training itself. It allows the body to return to its ready state so that you can train or compete at your peak the following day. Strategies such as active recovery, nutrition and sleep can all help with recovery. Be sure to implement these strategies in to your daily routine to improve performance and prevent injury.
There are a growing number of Performance Analysis tools available for your mobile device. For example, MySprint App (http://www.mysprintapp.com/) can help you estimate sprint running performance, SwimAnalyzer App (https://swimanalyzer.com/) can help with swimming race analysis, and Swing Smart can analyze your golf swing (http://www.swingsmart.com/).
A Tip When Training in Heat:
It can take elite athletes up to 2 weeks to adjust to hot temperatures and even longer for the week-end warrior. Instead of training at 100% right away, it is safer to gradually increase exposure. Slowly increase volume, duration, and intensity of your hot weather training while including frequent breaks and adequate hydration throughout.
There will be no Open Training Hours for AAP carded athletes on Saturday December 7, 2019 due to CSIO hosting it’s annual S&C Clinic.
Regular Open Training Hours will resume on Monday, December 9 at 7:30am.
Feedback is a powerful tool. Consider what, how, how much, and when to provide feedback as well as the athlete’s preferred learning style.
Remember you don’t have to become what you are experiencing. You can be aware of what is happening in your body, mind and feelings. Be aware of it and you can choose how you respond to it.
By: David Grossman
It is important to understand the difference between delayed on-set muscle soreness and pain due to injury.