30 August 2012
The Paralympic Games started yesterday!
Impressive ceremony as usual, although I was very tired and had to go to sleep at some point.
Its always exciting for me to see such a display of will power and dedication within the Paralympics. How hard they work to overcome their daily limitation and then to even excel in different sports at an Olympic level, should be a true inspiration for everyone of us.
When we wake up in the morning to start another hard day we should imagine for a second what it is like to have no legs… to have no eyesight…have no arms. We should embrace everyday, get up, have a healthy breakfast to be proactive in our daily preperation…and then keep fit!
We can still complain sometimes… but maybe not that much and not too often.
Keep enjoying the end of this Olympic/Paralympic summer.
27 July 2012
The London’s Olympics is starting right now and I’m amazed and enjoying it so much. It's so good to have two weeks of inspiration and feel such a positive atmosphere all about sport and being involved.
Personally I’m looking forward to the swimming events in the first week and hoping to see some new world records being made.
I hope that we are going to be inspired by it all when it comes to our personal physical health and fitness. However, I’m always asking myself (and others too) how far we should push ourselves as amateurs or competitive people who are increasing in age and are not truly professionals anymore. Smart training is needed.
I don’t have a clear answer but I believe that everyone of us should seriously take care of our own physical health by aiming to push our physical boundaries in some way every day. In other words – keep active every day!
Lets enjoy the London 2012 games!!!
23 June 2012
Third piece of blog by the end of the month...
The spring is here and we're all trying to get fitter...and fitter...but we also wish to go on some holidays, enjoy some good food (sometimes all included), few drinks and to get some rest abroad!
According to some personal opinion and bit experiences is would keep fit during the holiday.
As a competitive swimmer (yes, I'm still serious about my sports) I always struggle to get back to my training routine. Its so hard sometimes that I can postpone the beginning of the season in few week. A week or two off work and few more weeks off exercise make it extremely difficult to start again.
Add swimming is boring, hard, difficult to breath, less social, and requires many training a week makes it even more difficult to come back to it. Therefore, I recommend to keep at least some exercise during your holiday. The body does not care that we're on holiday and it will not forgive us for deciding to neglect it. Any holiday food will taste better after training and you will alow yourself to eat more and enjoy it more.
Have a good and hopefully active summer time :-)
24 May 2012
Here I am again with my second blog…
I just came back from Mallorca where I took part in a very intensive swim clinic.
The idea was to re-train my Breaststroke in order to achieve faster times – just before it gets harder due to age changes that we are all going to experience sooner or later.
I ended up swimming about 10 km each day, two hours in the morning, and two in the afternoon. Then I've injured my right shoulder and almost had to search for the nearest physiotherapy clinic. I just pushed myself to the limits and overloaded my body without thinking of the consequences. Luckily it wasn’t as serious as I thought it would be.
The body has its limitations and mostly we can feel in advance if something is going wrong.
Remember that preventing sport injuries is all about preserving balance between the LOAD and our ability to carry this particular load effectively! I did not listen to my own body. However, sometimes we need to push our boundaries and to take some risk in order to win or improve performance. In my next blogs I will explain when and how it can be done effectively.
Have a lovely spring time
24 April 2012
My blog is back after a while but here I am…
This time something about typical sport injuries and how to prevent it.
I Just came back from Mallorca where I took part in a very intensive swimming camp with a 'clinic' in it for improving technical mistakes.
The idea was to re-train myself in Breaststroke in order to achieve faster times – just before it gets harder due to age changes that everyone of us experiences sooner or later.
We’ve ended up swimming about 10 kilometers each day, two hours in the morning and two in the afternoon. I ended up a bit injured in my shoulder and almost had to search for the nearest sport injury physiotherapy clinic. The point was that I was overloading myself – not thinking of the results and the impact it may have on me. Luckily it wasn’t as serious as I thought it would be. The body has its limitations and most of the time we can feel that something goes wrong in advance. This is what sport physiotherapy is all about: creating balance between the load and our ability to take this particular load! I was guilty of not listening to my own body indeed. However…sometimes we need to push our boundaries. In my next blogs I will explain a bit on when and how it should be done effectively.
Have a lovely spring time
Happy New Year!
This is my first letter in which I intend to provide you all with as much useful knowledge as I can, within approximately 300 words no more. There are many forms of treatments, health and well being issues, with all different ideas of looking after your body (and mind) that I wish to share with you right here. Some of what I am going to write you may find slightly less relevant, however, other things can reduce your pain or alternatively provide you, a family member, a friend or colleague with very useful information that can reduce their pain too.
As promised it will be short one so you can almost ‘scan’ it all quickly every time I post it.
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Ok, I wish you now a great and pain free week.