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If your sport is cycling, running or any other summer sport, this article will allow you to spend the winter while staying active and even improving your abilities in these summer sports. At the end of the summer season comes the time to put your bike or golf bag away unfortunately for some. Often this
event leads to the interruption of his favorite sport and the beginning of endless waiting for the return of warmer temperatures. What would you say if I told you that a winter break can be used to improve your favorite summer sport while doing something other than that sport? This text explores the various methods available so that winter does not suffer. In addition,
First, let's discuss the various benefits of taking a break or "off season" for a few weeks or even months of exercising on a regular basis. First of all, there are benefits on a physical level. Take cycling as an example. All sports that are practiced regularly expose the body to repetitive motions. With cycling, the movement of the leg is the same with each pedal stroke and is repeated thousands of times in each
round. The posture is also restricted to the body with the appearance of tension in the lower back and sometimes in the shoulders. The impact of the fracture will prevent or heal some of the injuries or discomfort caused by these repetitive motions. Muscles finally have a chance to relax and repair themselves properly. It is also a good time to have a body contouring using the services of a massage therapist, orthopedic or physical therapist. It would also be interesting to assess the various injuries or tensions that occurred during the season and to work towards coming and treating them at the source.
To do this, the assistance of a movement scientist such as Team Kin Impact can be helpful in targeting stretching or strengthening exercises and even correcting the movement itself to prevent future or old injuries. Then, the main psychological benefit of a break is simply the fact of thinking about something else and giving yourself time to do other activities. This "other thing" can take many forms,
Winter sports are a great way to keep fit while taking a break from the repetitive motions of your favorite summer sport. In the beautiful region of Istrae and the rest of Quebec, there is downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and many other interesting sports to practice to be able to enjoy the winter to its fullest potential. In terms of maintaining fitness in terms of the cardiovascular system, the winter sport par excellence is cross-country skiing. Its movement is very similar to that of running and
is also the most demanding at the cardiovascular level. For leg strength training, downhill skiing and snowshoeing are ideal. These sports allow you to effectively work out the stabilizing muscles of the legs and gain muscle strength in the lower body. This increase in strength will make it possible, when returning the spring, to reduce the likelihood of injury thanks to stronger legs. However, since these
sports are so demanding in terms of muscle strength, it is important to gradually increase the length of outings at the onset of winter to avoid injury. It is advisable to start the season of alpine skiing or snowshoeing with shorter sessions of about an hour before gradually transitioning to full afternoon outings, for example. In short, these winter sports allow a physical break from summer sports by recruiting different muscle groups and above all,
For my part, the "off season" usually starts at the beginning of October and ends about four weeks later, at the beginning of November. My sport is triathlon, I train for long hours in three sports: swimming, cycling and running. So I have a relatively busy schedule of training sessions and that requires regular attendance. During my break, I first take the opportunity to break out of this strict framework of my
training plan and start doing what I want every day. If I want to ride a bike, I ride a bike. If I feel like I'm doing nothing, I'm doing nothing. This represents the psychological component of stopping that I talked about earlier. This aspect of making daily decisions helps to mentally recharge the batteries before diving back into intense training or simply repeating the movement in a triathlon. At the level of a person who plays their sport just for fun, this aspect is equally at stake. Taking a break and doing
something else allows you to maintain this passion for your sport while respecting your body and giving it a rest result. For me, it's also an opportunity to do strength training. Lifting heavy loads two or three times a week during this period will build a solid foundation on which to start again in a few
weeks or months. With this type of training, I can start my sport again with much less risk of injury and thus I can immerse myself 100% in my favorite sport. During the winter, I like snowshoeing a lot, because this sport brings a lot of strength to the legs and is very similar to the sport I love, which is road running. The advantage of snowshoeing is that the impact is significantly reduced compared to running while keeping the running muscles active.