How do you spend your off season? Do you relax, lean back and rest? Maybe you spend time with your family until the season starts. What you do in the off season is detrimental to your success and goals. It’s obvious that players take some time to heal and rejuvenate, the entirety of the regular season can be excruciating on the body. However, it’s important to have a balance.
The off-season gives you the time to dedicate an accumulation of learning to proper movement, muscle building, mobility improvement and power training. This combination will help you become a revamped overall athlete. This is the groundwork for improving performance and excelling once competition season returns. This is the period of time when it’s time to focus on fundamental movement and strength development.
There are three beneficial reasons to stay busy this off season. Staying active can prevent Injuries, improve overall strength and improve movement patterns. Professional athletes need to be constantly working on their craft. Exercises such as hinging, pushing, squatting and pulling can be the difference maker. These very basic variations of patterns are the answer to building a strong and healthy body that is likely to not break down or become injured.
Our bodies are designed to move. Physical training focusing on movement can enhance overall mobility patterns and will simultaneously improve your strength. Strength and conditioning is important in track and field because the athlete that is in the best shape and most prepared should win.
The reasons listed are the intentions of Coach Tony Holler’s work, creating “ Feed the Cats”. It’s a revolutionary way of training, coaching, and teaching that values specificity, essentialism and performance. A program so popular it’s made its way to American football.
Coach Tony Holler has four decades of experience in track and football. A member of the Illinois Track and Field Hall of Fame as well as the Co-owner of the Track Football consortium.
In the video below Coach Tony Holler breaks down the fundamentals in a simple and detailed way. Everything you need to know, from how to train and how not to train. Get in exceptional shape and come out on top. ( Click on the image below for video )