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Cross Training

Published: 03 Dec 2004 - 20:52 by rippa rit

Updated: 12 Dec 2006 - 06:33

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With the festive season here and a lot of organised sport going into recess, it is a good time to consider the benefits of Cross Training.

It's a great way of keeping in shape and, in many ways, refresh yourself so that you can approach your squash with renewed enthusiasm in the new year.

What sports do you play when you take a break from Squash? We would like to hear!squash game squash extras How to add images to Members' Forum posts and replies here... PSA Squash TV - North American Open 2012

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From rippa rit - 12 Dec 2006 - 06:31   -   Updated: 12 Dec 2006 - 06:33

We are back to this time of year when there is plenty of social activity happening and a little more eating and drinking than is probably good for us.
This is a good chance to give the muscles a change, and by trying alternate exercise will benefit the body, and hopefully get it back into balance.
This is also about not huffing and puffing when squash resumes, as well as about weight control.
Here is squashgames cross training link which might help.

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From msc - 24 Mar 2005 - 04:54

I normally do more hiking or long walks as a sort of endurance base (and the summer of course is the best time to do this - long daylight hours, warm temperatures...). Last year i did a lot of cycling to work and back (which was detrimental to my squash for the first 3 weeks, then once my legs were used to it, enhanced my squash leg power) and in the past I'd dabble in other sports. I miss playing indoor netball here (netball is not known in Nth America; I used to love it in Darwin Oz) as it is good for speed and agility. This off season i will be getting in some squash coaching and around that I intend to do some yoga, swimming (always good for the heart and lungs), dabble in a couple of aerobics classes, and do some fun runs + a 10 hour adventure race...whatever takes my fancy really!! There aren't many sports I'm not a fan of apart from golf, curling, and lawn bowls!!

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From rippa rit - 06 Dec 2004 - 00:57

Hello Slavi,
Good to hear from you. I suppose where you live has a bearing on what can be done over the Christmas break. In Oz our AIS try to get their charges to play other sports to give their squash muscles and mind a break, as well as a change of environment, to make them keener for the new competitive season. But, hey, they like ball sports, and they don't generally get into the alternatives with the same enthusiasm. I can relate to that 'cos that would happen to me in spite of my good intentions.
Personally, I would do things like walks up the mountain, over the sand dunes, jog on the beach, play french cricket with the kids, ride by bike to the shop. Golf is a popular alternative, especially for the veterans.
More importantly, don't eat too much if you are going to "blob out"!

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From drop-shot - 06 Dec 2004 - 00:50

Hi there,
What sports do you play when you take a break from Squash? What a question. Squash is all-seasons sports, thanks god. But in all earnest, I haveto admit, there is one or two days per week when I do not play squash ... What do I do then to keep my shape? Gym, a lot of spinning or jogging, a bit of weightlifting, sometimes football, sauna, this kind of things... And I am not scared of Christmass Break as most of the Sport centres around will be open right after Christmass.

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