Though almost all beach volleyball players hate winter, these frigid
months are a prefect time to focus on injury prevention, expanding
functional range of motion, and increasing explosive power in the gym.
Taking full advantage of the offseason will allow you to excel when you
return to the court in the spring.
Some athletes neglect their offseason training regime because of fear
of injury, or perhaps they simply lack the knowledge of which exercises
will benefit their game the most. However, with informed coaching and
proper movement patterns, all athletes can benefit from offseason
Sand training is used by a variety of athletes
including, basketball, American football, volleyball, rugby, tennis and, of
course, beach volleyball. There are several reasons behind the use of sand
training for cross training for specific sports as each sport deals with
different forms of athleticism, however, there are many similarities across all
sports as well that will be discussed first.
Similarities across all sports include work threshold,
cardiovascular endurance, and muscular endurance pertaining mostly to the lower
you won’t get a dig, but as a defensive player you can’t afford to let the
chance at a dig slip away. You have tobelieve
that you are going to get every ball, every dig is yours, no matter where
it is on the court, that a missed ball is more of an anomaly than actually
getting the dig is. Hit the floor for everything and never give up on the ball.
All great sports plays happened because someone took a chance somewhere, so
always give yourself that chance. You owe it to yourself and to your team to try
and make that play.
Typically, my musings on this blog are reserved for lifestyle happenings related to sport of exercise. However, I would like to share another important aspect of my own lifestyle, that of a professional musician. This episode retells the tale of the last weekend in Boston for my long time artistic partner, partner in crime, and one of my best friends, Joe Kidawski.
HordoN HEALTH's staff and ownership believes in a holistic lifestyle, not herbs and crystals, though we're not opposed to holistic healing or lifestyles, but treating each person's life as a whole.
OK, sports fans, European soccer leagues are in full swing! The English Premier
League is off to a very interesting start with some unexpected teams sitting
higher, and some lower, then one might guess. Chelsea is playing the best
ball in the league so far, sitting at the top if the table even without Frank
Lampard (who was traded to Manchester City). Manchester United and Liverpool’s performances have
both been below the standard of play we’re used to
expecting, but we do have plenty of season left.