When it comes to training a lot of athletes jump right into a program they found online, majority of the time these programs don’t offer any advice in terms of building a base. The problem with going right into a program without first building up to it is that often times you will get injured, or wear yourself out quickly. I know this from personal experience and through a lot of my own research on how the body works. I would always get injured when I would start training for sports because I always started training on my own, trying to get ahead of my competition. The problem was I would always get hurt because I had no idea of what I was doing, I was training as if I was in great shape.
Building a base takes time, time is something athletes tend to overlook, however the best athletes developed their bodies over years of smart training. I’ll use LeBron James as example, it is highly reported that LeBron James spends $1.5 million on his body a year, this is includes training, massages, physio, and diet. LeBron James has built his body over his 17 year career in the NBA. He stays in great shape all year round. He does not allow himself to get out of shape and try to rush the process. Now if you’re reading this you don’t have Lebron’s resources, but with the right determination and patience you can make the most out of your body.
Different sports and events require building different types of base. I am currently in the mist of building a base for explosive training. I have been building my base for 1.5 months now. Each week I slowly increase my workload, I am slowly getting stronger each week, I am not rushing the process. I will be putting together what I have done over the last 1.5 months to build my base, I will give a week by week breakdown on here. Since I started training I have been posting the workouts I do on my instagram page, you can follow @athletic_education . I will not only be providing programs of what I am training currently, but I’ll also put together building a cardio and weight training base, I will have three month long programs.
Stay tuned for my next post.