Beat the Opponent: Winter Break


The holiday break can fall at a very critical time for many teams/athletes whose seasons begin soon after the new year. Traveling during school breaks, visiting family and being away from school can easily throw off daily routines. Here are a few ideas to stay on track.

Stick to the routine


Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. – (derived from a quote by Voltaire)

Your individual workout plan may call for barbells, bumper plates and a few other gadgets. However, do not let visiting new facilities in other towns, or not having access to a facility, steer you off course. There are numerous options for body weight movement or modifications to other exercises that can work towards the same objective as a weighted exercise (i.e. bodyweight single leg squat and a weighted lunge).

Not quite sure what to do? My “90-seconds of Knowledge” series will provide some great ideas on ways to improve your program. Follow me on Facebook (@UniversalSportsStrength), Twitter (@UniversalS_C) and Instagram (@UniversalSportsStrength) for tips, techniques and strategies to improve your training and performance!

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