We’ve highlighted previously here on the blog some of the most important things the squash player should be doing before a game to best prepare for optimal performance, in terms of preparing equipment, pre-match routines and warming-up properly.
But what should you be doing after a match to best promote recovery in preparation for playing/training the next day (or possibly even later the same day if within a tournament environment)?
To ensure you perform at your very best on the squash court, a crucial piece of the overall performance plan comes in the shape of your nutritional choices. What you eat and drink on a daily basis has a big impact on your general health and energy levels, so a good diet is something that should be a concern of every keen squash player.
The difference between amateur and professional players’ training schedules are of course substantial. Your lives are filled with heavy work obligations each day while the professional player’s daily work obligation is towards the game, including training, playing, rehabilitating and/or recovery.
You can, however, learn some tips and tricks from the best of the game in order to vastly improve your own game. These tips focus on improving your fitness habits, which as you may know by now, are the EASIEST way to become a better player. Technical and Tactical are far harder to develop and grasp. So please take these tips to heart and let’s get you on the fast track to improvement.
A terrific question came through on the Forum the other day regarding Tournament Recovery. Such questions often arise, therefore I thought it would be best to provide my personal opinion in today’s correspondence, and provide a platform to which we can all contribute. While certain recovery methods do have scientific proof of their efficacy/inefficacy, I also find that personal experience plays a large role in finding the correct equation for you and your body.