Top 5 Winter Training Tips

Find out how going into the New Year with a plan, some simple work now and Winter special offers at Physiohaus can help you to achieve more than ever next season!

As the short days and cold weather continues and the festivities are over, many of us are now starting to look forward to the season ahead. It might also be a time where our training changes. For the cyclists and triathletes amongst us, we might spend more time indoors on the turbo, continue to brave the conditions on the winter bike or reduce the ‘on the road/pool’ training allowing more time to explore other activities and try new things.

Before starting out on any new training, change in volume or activity it is important to think a little about what it is you are working towards and put a plan in place to help you achieve your goals. As part of this process it is useful to carry out some performance testing to figure out exactly where you are at and assess your current level in your chosen sport/activity. It can be equally important to understand more about your body, it’s strengths and weaknesses and any areas of opportunity to improve your physical conditioning. If you have noticed any aches and pains or have suffered an injury during the past season this can also be a great time to investigate what it might be that is causing this and to find out more about the things that can help prevent these issues returning next year.

The information gathered through a physical screening or assessment can be used to help make your training more specific to you, to optimise the time you spend training and to help you build towards your individual goal, whatever it might be.

Top tips to get the most out of your winter training

  1. Get to know more about your body

  2. Assess any aches and pains

  3. Analyse your technique and/or Equipment set up

  4. Set some targets

  5. Regularly re-test

A Performance and Injury Prevention Screening can help you understand more about yourself and, when repeated after a period of training, can help you to know how much, when and where you have improved and how to progress further.

Find out more about how Performance and Injury screening can help you

Winter offers at Physiohaus!

  • FREE Performance and Injury Screening or Cycling Performance Test with any Advanced Bike Fit booked before 28th February 2019- Saving £125. Find out more HERE

  • Book any two Performancehaus services; Performance and Injury Screening, Cycling Performance Test or Running Analysis for £175 before 28th February 2019- Normally £250. Find out more HERE

Whether it is making sure your bike fit is perfect for the increased efforts on the turbo trainer, setting up your winter bike, analysing your running technique, a screening to test your physical conditioning and develop a plan of exercises for rehabilitation or performance, or an assessment of that niggling injury, get in touch or book an appointment.