I deal with parents and kids daily through sports performance training. Every parent and kid that comes in here has high hopes and goals of maximizing the vertical maximizing their speed agility change of direction. Every store is pretty similar play sport I need to get more athletic. Well, this is The mission of next-level athletics and it’s what we do really well there also are parameters and levels to it to maximize those goals. Two days ago I had one of my athletes join sports performance training with me coming off of an injury ready to get after it. My head. Well, this attitude and mindset are amazing, and want to capitalize on the ambition in the eagerness to go caution is needed as well. We’ve been doing this for a long time and in next level athletics athletes stand what it takes and things that people can do wrong to take away from the games that they want. Whether that be underworking, not putting enough focus on sports performance training, putting too much focus on sports performance training and neglecting the skills for the game, and vastly overworking. I want to take a minute to talk about the topic of vastly overworking when it comes to sports performance training. I’m a firm believer and stay in your lane so this article while It could be applied to the sport itself I am just going to talk about what I know best which is sports performance training. So I have this new athlete that’s eager and ready to get after it and ready to get as much training in so they can be back to 100% make their team and continue to make a difference for the team. Now, this injury wasn’t just a rolled ankle or anything small it was a big injury that had this athlete out for months on end. So like I said earlier the ambition is fantastic but can I be too much ambition? In this case, to answer that question is yes. This athlete has been out for months on end coming back to sports performance training and she decides that she wants to train five or six days a week. I’ll keep in mind our training is designed for a max of three days a week for special circumstances we can add four. We do small group high-intensity training design to maximize overall athleticism their interval workouts eight exercises running gone 30 seconds on 30 seconds off. This is a large workload for any athlete even for pros that only train three days a week. This athlete was looking to train five or six days a week. I told them to monitor their sore and see how they feel the next day and assess what their move is the next day on that alone the next day I contacted the athlete and their mother and asked are they were feeling for the day. They said they were sore but their injury was OK and they were ready to get back after it. At this point, it puts me in a situation where I have to step in and make some maneuvers that are going to be for the best results of the athlete but not necessarily on track with the weather they’re thinking. Do you see when it comes to training overall with her sports performance training whether it’s just strictly weightlifting anything that works on muscular development or skill development in terms of athletic abilities doesn’t work like building a wall wood? When building a wall theoretically the more that you work the bigger the wall gets every brick you lay increases the wall size and the more hours you go the longer you go the more the wall will be there. This would suggest that if you want a walk quicker you should nonstop work until the wall is done rather than taking rest between because every rest means nothings happening to the wall. This is not how the body works. Well most people think with the harder I work the more I’ll get out of it while theoretically, that’s true that’s not exactly right. If you decide that you’re going to train every single day in the same style to increase overall abilities you’re probably not gonna see the games that you wanna see. If you calculate your program to incorporate other training methods working for other muscle groups and so on that works but if you’re planning on doing something like we offer which is small group training not private sessions Taylor made directly for you the group training Taylor made for the masses you’re gonna find yourself in a hard situation. Even for the private sessions or the one on one your body needs time to recover recovery is almost just as important as the training itself if you go hard in training but you never take a rest first off you’re gonna work your body to exhaustion. You will also increase your risk of injury dramatically. And you probably won’t see the games that you want to see over a long period of time. But giving your body rest and recovery time you allow it to refuel replenish build muscle change fiber type and get ready to attack the next workout. If you don’t give your body time to recover between sports performance training or weightlifting workouts you’re not going to see the improvements that you want to see. Your body is very complex it’s not simple like building a wall. So if this athlete I contact the parent and said hey I wanna offer some suggestions. If we work every day right out of injury and we go hard at it every day through our group training workouts which are set up to be difficult to be done three days a week are likely to see tendinitis and possibly more injury is going to go up significantly. We’re almost guaranteed to see some tendinitis in the knees from repetitive jumping and explosive work. Not only this but we’re gonna wear the body down so much that we’re not going to see the improvements that we want to see. With this case in particular the parents agreed and we adjusted accordingly. But for you reading this what are some ways that you can get around it? If you’re doing high-level sports performance training for three days a week but you wanna get more work in that’s OK you just have to be smart about it. My pro in College Level athletes a train with me train three days a week in the group session the other days of the week they do upper body balance or core sessions focusing on the muscle groups that we didn’t hit the day before to ensure that they have maximal energy with those muscle groups and they’re not fatigued and sore from the day before. You see it’s a puzzle and you have to be able to figure out the puzzle thankfully some people can help you with that next level of athletics we help you figure out that puzzle we give you the pieces that you have to put in play to be sure that you can maximize your overall development. If you’re interested in getting the best training for you contact us today!