01 April, 2011

The Day Before

So I am writing this portion with the assumption that there will be a game on Saturday for anyone who is reading. I understand that this may not be the case but I hope you will humor me anyway. Today and tomorrow all the way up to the first whistle will have quite a bit to do with determining the outcome of the game as well as how your body fairs. Good, clean meals will go a long way toward making sure that you are ready to fire on all cylinders. What I mean by this is that you will want a meal that is real whole food, not something that came out of a box or can be cooked in a microwave in three minutes. There should be a protein, vegetables with plenty of nutrients and color to them (corn doesn't count) and plenty of water to keep you more hydrated than you would be normally. This is not the time to get terribly creative or try new foods that could leave your GI tract in any distress. Lighter is better than heavy, comfort style food and use the butter/oil sparingly. A light lift, something to put some tension in the muscles today will be good for you but there is no need to over exert. If you have not been preparing yourself up to this point, it is too late to get ready for tomorrow. Sleep well and do your best to be relaxed on Saturday morning, remembering to eat a good breakfast (eggs or pancakes were always my favorite on game days) . Other than these things, remember to have fun no matter what. That will be the most important thing of all. Tomorrow we may discuss pregame rituals or any other random thought that runs through my head. God only knows!

5 min warm up
2x 10 push ups
2x 10 inverted rows
25 meters of lunges
2x 10 overhead presses
15 min. jog
2x 30 sec. planks
25 crunches
5 min cool down

Have a great day!


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