Chances are, some of you are kicking off your training after long break last year. With that in mind, here are 4 tips that you can take advantage of to make sure you set off on the right foot!
4 Tips to Kick-start Training
1. Start with Strength
After a long break, our muscles weaken and our movements become inefficient. Basically, it means your body is unprepared. This is a huge cause of concern especially since a lot of people get overzealous with restarting their fitness journey. This results in injuries which demotivates them further. We don’t want to take one step forward and two steps back.
The answer lies in proper strengthening. I know that some endurance athletes don’t usually like lifting weights thinking that it will make them heavier/bulkier and that it doesn’t translate to real-world gains. However, having a strength and conditioning routine is important in any training program.
First of all, it helps address and muscular imbalances and weaknesses that might cause problems later on. Injuries such as ITBS, Achilles tendonitis, and runner’s knee can easily prevented with proper strengthening (together with other things such as form/technique adjustments). Read more