Written by Nathan Pickworth, Head of Performance at the St George Illawarra Dragons. PREPARATION A season in the NRL is extremely gruelling and taxing. One of our main focuses to keep players fit for the grind of the year is to have a good pre-season. If they are able to get through the training we do in the off-season then the in-season periods seem easier and more manageable in comparison. If a player isn’t able to go through a long period of hard training before the season then the season becomes a massive load that is more difficult for them...
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1. Start Now. Think about your goals over Christmas and in the days leading up to the new year – have a plan in place when Jan 1 hits – and get yourself ready to make the mental shift. 2. Stretch it out. Whatever your fitness goals – martial arts, Crossfit or contact sports – you’re muscles are going to take a beating. Take the time to focus on your stretching and mobility. You don’t want your resolutions getting derailed by an early injury! 3. Ignore the quick fix. There’s no 7-day detox plan that will create lasting change. Start with...
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