Five Handy Hints for preparing for The Australian Corporate Games
By Physiotherapist Josh Lambert
This year, we have teamed up with the Australian Corporate Games as the official Health Partner to help prevent and manage injuries for the competing athletes throughout the demands of their events.
Our Physiotherapy team unfortunately assess and treat far too many avoidable injuries that our clients suffer in the lead up to, during, and after the event – mainly a result of poor preparation!
Here are 5 key tips to ensure you prepare sufficiently for the Corporate Games, and avoid letting your team down during competition!
- Prepare a training plan
You have under a month until competition now, but still plenty of time to schedule training sessions for fitness, skills, or a mix of both
- Practice matches
Ensure that you undertake at least 4 sessions (preferably with the whole team for team events) that are simulated match practice, or training at match intensity – a great way to condition the body, whilst getting to know your team-mates!
- Don’t forget flexibility and core stability
As your training increases, so too does the demand on the body. Performing dynamic stretches daily – such as leg swings, trunk rotations, and shoulder circles – will lengthen muscle tissue, and help prevent injury
- Deal with injuries or niggles now
If your issue is dealt with early enough, you can ensure a more enjoyable competition, and risk further damage during the event
- Have fun!
The lead up to the Corporate Games is all part of the experience for you and your team mates, so make it fun and social to build a great team culture!
Good luck to all the teams taking part this year!
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