After a long winter of reduced activity you might be tempted to charge outdoors and exercise at the same level you did at the end of the last season. But such enthusiasm often leads to early season injuries. Any time you’ve cut back on your routine, it is best to get back up to speed slowly.
When we live with pain for any length of time it increases fatigue, challenges our motivation, and alters our day-to-day physical movement. Things we previously loved to do become something we can’t do because our bodies — and sometimes our minds — are not up for the challenge.
“Quiet your minds,” “Focus your attention inwardly,” and “Visualize success.” These are the introduction to a meditation session attended by the Seattle Seahawks on the first Sunday of training camp in 2013, led by high-performance sports psychologist, Mike Gervais.