This is my life.
I train to stay sharp & to improve my performance on the field for myself, my team-mates and our fans.
Healthy eating means a strong body and a clear mind.
Staying fit is one thing, however, you also need to have the right frame of mind whether you are training, playing or recovering.
I strive to be match fit every time that I play. Sometimes, this does not goes as planned, so I need to have a break. Make training your way of life
I train every day. This may be with my team, my mates or by myself. Below are some of my training tips to help you stay fit.
Cardio training is great for getting your heart rate up and increases blood circulation throughout the body. There are a range of cardio exercises you can do to burn calories and increase your lung capacity. A regular cardio program is great for your heart health also, by doing activities such as using a rowing machine, stair climbing or a treadmill.
Strength training conditions your muscles in a variety of ways. It can be a combination of heavy lifting or targeted core strength exercises.
This type of training provides you with explosive power to help with your jumping, sprinting and running.
Sprint training can be done in any park or yard. Mark out an area, whether it's 10 metres or 100 metres. Time yourself, do intervals or increase your technique at start or towards the end of the sprint. Sprint drills help to break the line, save a try or score a try.
It's important to have a balanced diet. This helps your body and your mind to perform at it's best. Foods which should be eaten everyday are fruit (bananas are great) and vegetables which provide your body with the energy and vitamins to be the best that you can be. Regular and daily intake of water will ensure that your body is hydrated to keep you in the best health.
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY
When your body says take a break, make sure you listen. I train my muscles most days a week. While I train them so that I can achieve peak performance, it is also very important that I rest for a good amount of time afterwards. This ensures that my mind and muscles have had a chance to relax & grow.