Bring SABA to life at HOME
Bring SABA to HOME

Bring SABA to life at HOME

As the coronavirus pandemic presses on, we have settled into routines that involve a lot more home cooking, habits that look like they will continue after the pandemic. This shift…

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Bulletproof Your Hamstrings

Despite the best efforts of performance coaches, physiotherapists, doctors and players to maintain hockey‐specific physical conditioning during the lockdown, many players may show detraining signs, resulting in an increased risk…

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Sample Programme to Increase Your Maximal Aerobic Speed
Maximal aerobic speed, otherwise known as MAS, is a useful tool for measuring performance, training prescription, and monitoring training loads. Finding the most effective and time-orientated methods for developing an athlete’s aerobic power is of great importance, and training prescription based on MAS may facilitate these types of improvements. Lockdown provides us with an opportunity to improve of Aerobic power, take this opportunity to raise your hockey fitness standards.

Sample Programme to Increase Your Maximal Aerobic Speed

Week 1 - Test 1500 m Running Test Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday  Saturday  Sunday 1500 m Test             4 minutes on  3 minutes on …

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Power of Smoothies – Give it a Go!
When schedules are busy with sports, smoothies are the perfect solution to fuel performance. One of the big benefits of smoothies is that you can add in fruits and vegetables to deliver important nutrients that aid in refueling the body.

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Managing Your Nutrition During Lockdown
Nutrition is important for athletes because it provides a source of energy required to perform the activity. The food we eat impacts on our strength, training, performance and recovery. Not only is the type of food important for your activity performance but the times we eat throughout the day also has an impact on our performance levels and our bodies ability to recover after exercising.

Managing Your Nutrition During Lockdown

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Sleep Hygiene – Improved Performance
SLEEP – A NON-NEGOTIABLE but is POORLY PRESCRIBED! It is recommended that 7-9 hours of sleep will allow for psychological, physiological and physical recovery. Every tissue in the body is renewed faster during sleep than at any time when awake. Here are just a few other ways that sleep can optimise performance; PSYCHOLOGICAL: Increased in reaction Times, Improved learning and memory capabilities, and increases motivation. PHYSIOLOGICAL: Balanced release of hormones. PHYSICAL: reduces the likelihood of injury and decreases illness susceptibility

Sleep Hygiene – Improved Performance

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Hockey Recovery Strategies
Rest and recovery is an important aspect of an exercise program, especially for high level athletes. Athletes understand the importance of exercise training for optimal performance and improvement. However, rest and recovery is also an important aspect of an exercise program because it allows the body time to repair and strengthen itself in between workouts. It also allows the athlete to recover, both physically and psychologically.

Hockey Recovery Strategies

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