Calling all ballers’!
It’s that time again when the season is ending, managers get sacked, players get released and the champions league music plays for the last time. Yep, that’s right, it’s time to get in shape for the pre–season!
The majority of players will kick back for the next 4-6 weeks; spend some time in the sun on holiday, drink some beers and take their mind of the stresses and strains from the season. And why not?, they’ve earned it right?
ESP agrees that a ‘de-load’, ‘rest’ or ‘transition phase’ is crucial. So by all means have at least 7-10 days off. Eat some ‘cheat’ food, sleep that extra while longer and laze by the pool…but remember that “great moments, are born from great opportunity!”
This is the perfect chance to start working on those weaknesses that you have carried all season. You all know what I’m talking about, the niggling groin, the aching shins and painful Achilles’ tendon! Because, take our word for it. these problems don’t go away with rest alone.
Most injuries that occur are due to muscle imbalances and weaknesses developed with repetitive strain movements e.g. striking the ball or sprinting. These areas firstly need identified, and then more importantly worked on. That means strengthening weak tendons, stretching tight muscles, improving joint range and addressing biomechanics. At ESP, in our pre-pre-season, that’s exactly what we do!
So don’t sit back and wait for your injuries to heal by themselves before pre-season starts, because there is a strong chance that they won’t. Instead go get some treatment and get yourself fit before the pre-season begins.
Remember, if you want to be the best then you have to go the extra mile and work harder than everyone else, because in the words of Rocky Balboa, “that’s how winning is done!”
So if you want to be faster, stronger and fitter than everyone else for the start of the season then contact us at ESP to get started today!!!