Five rest and recovery tips to survive a long rugby season

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Hard graft: A double tackle in the Wasps v Leicester game (Getty Images) Taking a break: Billy Vunipola sits out England training (Getty Images)3. Game management“If you’re likely to be playing 30-40 matches per season, work with your coaches to plan the year. Where in the season are you going to be getting some rest? Can you be managed through the season, resting during some of the perceived easier games?“Don’t ever be tempted to play three games in eight days, it’s just not worth it. Injury rates go through the roof when players have to periodically contend with this scenario with fixture lists. Fatigue is way too high to contemplate performing at the level required.”Related: Check out Henry Barratt’s website here.4. Prevention is better than cure“Work out how many physio/massage/stretch sessions you need to do per week to keep in top condition and allow your body to recover. Add regular mobility/stretch sessions, even look at the power of learning to breathe effectively for relaxation, calming the bodies sympathetic nervous system.Body work: All Black Sam Cane going through his gym routine (Getty Images)“I would suggest most rugby players lack true flexibility, have never come across breathing strategies and spend zero time addressing these areas.”5. Although part of a team, focus on your individual needs“As well as making the most of what the club has to offer, is there anything else you can be doing outside of this that will help keep you strong both physically and mentally? Is it a mentor, therapist, acupuncturist, speed coach? Someone to look at your individual needs with a different perspective? Pro player turned personal trainer Henry Barratt offers his advice on managing your body throughout a tough campaigncenter_img “Be prepared to pay for this service and see this as an investment to the longevity of your career. That said, it has to be done with consent and in symmetry with the club’s training. Don’t be the lone ranger and potentially alienate yourself from the club.”Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Five rest and recovery tips to survive a long rugby seasonHenry Barratt’s professional rugby career was cut short due to injury at the age of 25 and now he works as a personal trainer.Before retiring in 2008, he had played for Harlequins, Wasps and England U20, and he has dedicated the past ten years to teaching others how to train to an elite level. Now he is going to give you his best rest and recovery advice.“While it is important to push yourself throughout the season to help drive your team and career forward, a lot can change in a very short period of time and managing your body is crucial to ensuring a long and successful career,” he says.Whether you’re a professional player, semi-pro or play purely for the love of the game, here is Barratt’s advice on how to maximise rest and recovery to help you get through the long season ahead.1. Don’t neglect mid-season recovery protocols“It is no coincidence that the players who take the time to follow recovery protocols are the ones who are the most professional, detailed and serious about the longevity of their career.Chilling out: Australia prop Sekope Kepu in an ice bath (Getty Images)“Massages, ice baths, regular check-ups and treatments with physios/chiropractors/osteopaths all go a long way to body maintenance. It is simply not possible to survive the season and the physicality required without having treatment, no matter how good you feel.”2. Listen to your body“No one needs to be a hero in every training session (unless you have a serious point to prove). When muscles get tight, train appropriately. Help the coaches and conditioning staff to understand your body so it’s no surprise to them if you need to rest from a session.“Too many times players get injured in training through fatigue. Why push through that last set/sprint, when you feel your body is telling you to slow down or stop?”last_img read more


Pet vaccination clinic

first_img By Odessa American – May 1, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook Pet vaccination clinic Local News WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestcenter_img The Odessa Police Animal Control, 910 W. 42nd St., has scheduled a drive up distemper- parvo vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the shelter’s East parking lot.Distemper-parvo vaccination is $10. Microchip available for $15.For more information, call 432-368-3526 or visit tinyurl.com/yupa8x3h. Facebook Twitter Pinterest TAGSdistemper-parvoOdessa Police Animal ControlPetvaccination Previous articleNORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes’ comeback falls shortNext articleWest Texas Blowout Odessa Americanlast_img read more


‘Angels’ respond to Army’s needs

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Secrets Revealed The Christmas season is a busy time at the Salvation Army as requests for assistance increase.May said the Salvation Army Food Bank always has an empty space in the cupboard.“The greatest needs are for non-perishable meat items,” she said. “And peanut butter is a good protein source and rather inexpensive. We will be taking food boxes to about 20 families this Christmas. The boxes will have a turkey and the trimmings needed to prepare a traditional Christmas dinner. The boxes will also include items from the food bank.”May said there are many people in the Pike County area who are in need. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories “And those needs don’t stop when Christmas is over,” she said.“The winter months are especially hard for many due to the increase in heating costs so monetary donations are always needed and appreciated.“We at the Pike County Salvation Army thank all of Pike County for its support at Christmas time and all year long.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Articlecenter_img Published 10:57 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2011 All 150 of the Pike County Salvation Army’s “angels’ have been adopted.“We had a large number of applicants for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree and Pike Countains have, again, been very generous and caring,” said Kim May, director of the Pike County Salvation Army Service Center and Thrift Store.“In these very difficult times, people are still reaching out to those in need, especially children. We really appreciate those who adopted a child. Because of their generosity, Christmas will be much brighter for a lot of children.” You Might Like Redrawn district lines await public approval In about two weeks, Pike County residents will be able to voice their concerns, or blessings, during a public hearing… read more Next UpMay said donations to Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign that begins the weekend before Thanksgiving and ends on Christmas Eve are down from last year but only slightly.“The people of Pike County and the surrounding areas always give generously to the Red Kettle Campaign and we really appreciate their support,” May said.“The Red Kettle Campaign is our biggest fundraiser and determines the amount of assistance the Salvation Army can provide throughout the year.” Book Nook to reopen This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… By Jaine Treadwell Email the author ‘Angels’ respond to Army’s needslast_img read more


Culturalist Challenge! Which Tony-Winning Musical Should Be a Movie?

first_img View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. We’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.When Andrew Lloyd Webber recently revealed a 50th anniversary production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is in the works, we asked you to rank actors to star in it. The results are in, and (to no one’s surprise at all) you chose our Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit to headline the show. This week, we’ve been thinking about movie musicals (like a “scrappy” In the Heights flick). With movie musicals on the brain, we had to ask you which Tony-winning musical should become a movie. Some shows are based on films, but we’re talking about a movie musical! Oh, and we didn’t include the ones that have already been made into movie musicals. (We’re looking at you Hairspray, Phantom, The Producers, Les Miz etc.) Makes sense, no? So please tell us, which Tony-winning musical deserves to go Hollywood. Broadway.com Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek posted his list of top 10 picks here!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show!last_img read more