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    10 Summer Training Strategies for High School and College Athletes

    July 07, 2022

    10 Summer Training Strategies for High School and College Athletes

    Hey, mom and dad, we're talking to you. As the days grow longer and the weather gets warmer, many high school and college athletes are looking for ways to improve their performance going into the upcoming season. Summertime is a great opportunity for high school and college athletes to take their training to the next level.  And Landice has the equipment to make that happen.

    While many people think of summer as a time to relax and enjoy time off from athletics, these 10 summer training strategies will help your young athlete stay on track with goals to improve their performance come fall. From weightlifting to plyometrics, there are plenty of different exercises that can incorporate into a workout routine to make the most of the warm weather months. 


    1. Find the Right Equipment

    If you're hoping to stay in shape or train for an upcoming season, it's important to find the right equipment that will do what you need. Look for machines that will allow you to simulate game-like scenarios, such as treadmills with built-in programs or devices that allow you to change the incline. 


    2. Utilize Online Resources

    Many online resources can be helpful for athletes looking to stay in shape during the off-season. Sites like YouTube and Instagram have a wealth of professional workout videos and tips. You can also find online forums to chat with other athletes about training strategies. 


    3. Get a Coach

    Working with a coach can be extremely helpful for athletes who want to stay in shape during the off-season. A coach can help you create a personalized workout plan and offer guidance on properly executing exercises. They can also provide motivation and accountability, which can be essential when trying to stay on track. 


    4. Set Goals

    One of the best ways to stay motivated during the off-season is to set goals. Whether you're hoping to improve your performance or simply maintain your current fitness level, setting goals will give you something to strive for. Make your goals realistic and attainable to avoid being discouraged. 


    5. Create a Schedule

    Creating a schedule is one of the best ways to remain on track with your training. Decide how many days per week you want to train and block out time in your calendar. Having a set schedule will make you more likely to stick to your workout plan. 


    6. Join a Team or Group

    Training with a team or group can be extremely helpful. Not only will you have others to help motivate you, but you'll also be able to push each other to reach new levels. Training with a group can also be more fun than working out alone. Local running stores may already have group run schedules.


    7. Find a Workout Partner

    Finding a workout partner can be a great alternative if you're not interested in joining a team or group. Working out with someone else can help you stay motivated and accountable. Plus, it's always more fun to train with a friend. 


    8. Make it Fun

    Making your training plan enjoyable is one of the best practices to ensure that you stick to it. If you're not enjoying yourself, it's going to be much harder to stay motivated. Find ways to mix things up and keep your workouts interesting. Try new exercises, games, and drills. 


    9. Take Breaks

    It's important to remember that you're not going to be able to train all the time. Rest is necessary for your body to heal and get stronger. Make sure to schedule breaks into your training plan and take at least one day off per week. 


    10. Have Patience

    One thing to keep in mind is that results take time. You're not going to see major changes overnight. Be patient with yourself and have faith in the process. Remember that consistency is key, so don't get discouraged if you don't see results immediately. Keep going, and you'll ultimately get there. 


    Top 10 Indoor Training Suggestions

    Here are 10 indoor training techniques to help you stay in shape for the coming season: 

    • Use a rowing machine: Rowing is a great full-body workout that you can do indoors.  
    • Use an elliptical trainer: Elliptical trainers provide a low-impact cardio workout that is ideal for those who are injury-prone.  
    • Use a spin bike: Spin bikes are another great option for indoor cardio workouts. They can be adjusted to simulate different terrain, making them ideal for those who are training for a specific event.  
    • Use a stair climber: Stair climbers provide a great cardio workout and can also be used to simulate hill training.  
    • Use dumbbells: Dumbbells are a versatile piece of equipment that can be used for strength training, conditioning, and even cardio workouts.  
    • Use resistance bands: Resistance bands are another versatile piece of equipment that can be used for a variety of different workouts.  
    • Use a medicine ball: Medicine balls are a great way to add some variety to your workouts. They can be used for strength training, cardio, and plyometric exercises.  
    • Use a balance board: Balance boards are a great way to improve your balance and coordination.  
    • Use a TRX system: TRX systems are a great way to get a full-body workout. They can be used for strength training, cardio, and plyometric exercises.  

    As we wrap up, Landice would like to remind our athletes-in-training that it's not too late to purchase a top-quality piece of fitness equipment and get in shape for the fall season. Visit us online or give us a call today to learn more about our machines and how we can help you reach your fitness goals.  

     Thank you for following along with our blog series this summer; stay tuned for more helpful tips in the months ahead!