As we come into the heart of the summer here in the northern hemisphere, so we welcome the arrival of all of the wonderful things the summertime brings – warm lazy evenings, holidays away, BBQs in the sun… and summer off-season training!
We’ve had lots of requests for a summer training guide, so we’ve pulled out all the stops to put together a comprehensive training programme suitable for all levels of fitness.
Spread over 6 weeks to cover the end of July and the entirety of August, our programme contains a series of on-court sessions incorporating all of the main squash-specific elements of endurance, strength/power, and speed/movement, gradually increasing in intensity each week before tapering down over the final 7 days.
The programme is structured around 3 x 20-30min sessions each week that you can perform as workouts in and of themselves, or simply bolt-on to the end of your usual games/practices – the only equipment you’ll need is a squash court!
Each session also contains 3 difficulty levels – foundation, intermediate, and elite – so as to ensure the programme is suitable for everyone. Select your level according to your existing level of conditioning, and work through the programme according to the schedule set.
Going on holiday and worried that you’ll miss out on some sessions? We’ve got you covered – check out our brand new ‘Limited Space Session’ also released today, ideal to use to substitute in for any days when you’re away from the court but still want to work out.
The summer off-season programme is now live on the site, ready to add to your calendar. Members can also check out some of our more specialised programmes for their summer training, or even build their own from our great selection of sessions covering the entire spectrum of fitness and conditioning essentials.
Gary Nisbet – B.Sc.(Hons), CSCS, NSCA-CPT, Dip. FTST
SquashSkills fitness & performance director
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