Sport Training

Ski season has arrived. . .but it’s not too late for a little fitness and condition to help prepare you for challenging the BC trails and slopes this winter. We have provided you with some sport specific preparations for the upcoming ski and snowboard season. Hill sprints, hopping and bounding are sport specific drills that will help prepare you for the ski and snowboard season. Hill sprints work on energy systems and power. Hopping and bounding are low to medium intensity plyometric drills that will prepare your body for the dynamic and eccentric movements needed for optimal...Read more
You’re gasping for breath, the sweat is pouring off, your muscles burn and joints ache. You have practiced hard and trained even harder. You need to recover fast for your game or workout the next day. Improve your ability to perform well tomorrow with proper physical and psychological recovery techniques. The following strategies are used by the traveling tennis pro’s and World Cup skier’s to optimize recovery and improve training potential and performance. 1. Re-Hydrate Drink plenty of water or clear fluid. Try clear juice or sports drinks cut with water. The goal is to...Read more
Having a heart rate monitor will make measuring your heart rate more convenient, may allow you to better record your training and help achieve more consistency in working out, but it should not fundamentally change your training. Just as it is important to take advantage of the information the heart rate monitor provides, it is equally crucial to keep in mind the inherent limitations of that information. Your heart rate monitor is a tool to help you fine-tune your workouts: Remember the limitations of the age-predicted maximum heart rate formula. “220 minus (your age)” provides a...Read more
Pool running/walking may be the perfect way to modify your training when injured. Depending on the severity, you can often continue your training in the pool and still follow your running/walking program. Ideally, you will be doing your run/walk workout in the pool by matching your time and exertion with a deep-water pool run (for swimmers), or a shallow water pool jog/walk (for non swimmers). In the pool, weight bearing of joints decreases while inflammation is controlled by the hydrostatic pressure and the cool temperature of the water. Ice the injured area for ten minutes when finished in...Read more
Sports specificity means the integration of functional movements in a program that also challenges a players' balance, improves posture, and teaches proper core activation. Using body weight in conjunction with Swiss balls or elastic tubing can effectively mimic and challenge movement patterns used in sport. Exercises using these types of equipment can be modified in difficulty depending on the fitness level of the athlete. On-going adaptation and upgrading of a conditioning program is necessary so the athlete is significantly challenged, and can continue to achieve performance...Read more

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Step 3 of B.C.’s Restart plan is currently in effect. Read Proof of Vaccination requirements regarding access to some events, services and businesses as of September 13, for the most current information.

Interior Health and Northern Health regions are subject to the additional measures detailed on the B.C. government's province-wide restrictions pageInterior Health's news page, and Northern Health news pageContinue to work with your Provincial Sport Organization for current and sport-specific information.