So its been a while since I posted, but I wanted to start a series of posts regarding what athletes should be doing during your off-season. Instead of doing more "base training" which is essentially spinning your wheels, and going no where fast, commit to working at things you suck at. For endurance athletes, that usually means 2 things - strength and mobility. For functional fitness athletes, it can mean endurance, mobility, or any of the more technical gymnastics movements. The key is to take a no-bullshit assessment of yourself, what you've done, and where you want to go. For the purposes of this post, I'm speaking to the endurance athletes out there. For a reference point, I'm going to use the classes I teach at INTENT as an example.
1. Strength and mobility - focus is on a lift, auxiliary work that supports the lift and mobility work to provide you an opportunity to find out what's tight, and how to make changes to the sticky tissue. The mobility is something that you can take home and continue to do as you deem fit.
Stay tuned for the next installment.