What am I supposed to do now?
It sucks not having sport on, being able to play or watch sport. We now have 2 choices we can make – 1. Sit back take a break so nothing and get out of shape, or 2. Start to work on some things you haven’t been able to do before.
Option 1. is pretty easy and I can’t give sound advice on that. There is a warning though be careful when you come back to sport. Understand your body has deconditioned and might not be capable of the same things as it was during pre-season. Deconditioning can put you at a higher risk of injury.
Option 2. is the time to take an opportunity to get better, here’s how you can start:
– sit down write out what your strengths and weaknesses are
– write down a goal, make it a SMART goal
– write down some action steps that will helps you achieve this goal make sure these are also working on your weaknesses
– create a plan
Here’s an example of what this might look like:
Strengths – game sense, game knowledge, base skills.
Weaknesses – skills under pressure, fitness, relative strength.
Goal: Improve my 2kmtt trial in 12 weeks.
Action steps: Run 3 x week, perform off-feet conditioning on other days.
Plan: Monday-Fartlek running, Tuesday-Bodyweight circuit, Wednesday-Active recovery/walk the dog, Thursday-Interval running, Friday-Bodyweight circuit, Saturday-Tempo Running, Sunday-Active Recovery/go for a walk with a friend/partner.