Prep Yourself for Football Season This Summer
Before football season starts up, you’ve got to get ready for the game. This intensive team sport requires you to put in lots of hard work and practice. These tips will help you minimize injuries so you can enjoy a game at the park with friends, league games, or help your kids get ready to compete.
– Shape up
It’s tempting to let things fall by the wayside in the beginning of summer. But before you know it, football season will kick off and without getting in shape, that can lead to injury. Make sure you keep up with your exercises until the official practices start.
– Make sure your gear is good
That protective gear needs to be in good condition so that it can do what it’s supposed to do – help you avoid major injuries. Helmets and padding need to be in proper working order. Don’t wait until the last minute to replace anything that has been worn down.
– Join a sports camp
For kids in particular, a sports camp can help give players the practice they need before the new football season begins. They provide drills and scrimmages so you get the best of both worlds to stay limber and work with real scenarios that may come up in the action of a game.
– Focus on nutrition and recovery
Even in your off-season, your nutrition and recovery are important factors for playing your best. Eating right gives your body the nutrients it needs to nourish muscles and aid in recovery. Drinking enough water is important too as it helps your body get oxygen to your cells while keeping you hydrated. And of course, resting is essential as that’s when your body replenishes itself. Aim to get proper sleep every night so your body will be ready for anything.
– Get a massage
Most people think massages are a way to treat themselves after stressful events. But that’s not all a massage can do! Massages are wonderful for preventing injuries before a game because they loosen up your muscles. After a game, they can help you recover. Ideally, it’s great if you can do them before and after to keep your muscles in good shape.
If you’ve had an injury before, you should make sure you see a physiotherapist to help you train. You’ll learn exercises that will increase your range of motion and prevent reinjuring yourself.
For both massages and physiotherapy, In Your Home Therapy can come to you at your convenience and help you get ready for your best football season of all!