In my opinion, March is the best month of the year. As a sports enthusiast, there is so much going on. College basketball tournaments are in full swing and dominate conversations. Spring training has started for baseball players, and this year brings a lot of excitement and expectations for the Brewers. PGA events are beginning again with anticipation for the Masters tournament.
And with the weather warming up and the snow finally melting, it means that it's not just the professionals who are starting their seasons. After a lot of rest in the winter months, people are out running, biking and getting ready for their sports.
It's important to realize that just like the Brewers take a month to prepare for the long, grueling season, we also have to prepare our bodies for all of our activities. Many injuries can occur if we try to jump right back into what we were doing last summer without training or warming up.
Depending on your sport, hopefully, you kept up with your training during the winter. The best time to make gains in the weight room with strength and power is during the offseason. If not, now is the time to start with some light conditioning exercises and a good stretching routine so that you can be ready to play again. My advice: Start with some warm up throws of 30 feet and gradually increase the distance before the game or when playing catch with your kids. Use a 7-iron first at the driving range, and save the driver until you've hit a few balls. Do some jogs out to the fence and back before sprinting to 1st base. I'll be posting some more sport specific exercises and stretches soon which should help you get more prepared for the season. Share on Facebook