Conditioning Is Key!!

Last night we went to the high school basketball games – fun times for sure!!!

Watching the athletes (girls, boys, cheerleaders and dancers) I was thinking about the importance of a conditioning base for any sport or event.

No matter how many baskets you can make, you have to be able to run up and down the court without keeling over!!!

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In my previous life (the one before I had kids!!), I taught middle school science and coached 7th & 8th grade volleyball, basketball and track.  In volleyball – we ran!  In basketball – we ran!!  And, of course in track – we ran!!!

The one thing that I always stressed to all of my athletes is that we were running for conditioning NEVER as a form of punishment.  I tried to make it fun!!

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When we did suicides, I ran with the kids.  I always told them that if they could beat me they only had to do one!!  (For the record, no one ever beat me:)

I think so many people just want to learn the moves or play the game that they forget that conditioning is at the heart of every single sport.Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 9.25.21 PM

And conditioning is pretty great – it is what keeps us fit and healthy!!  I’m all about being fit and ready to take on any challenge.

What’s your favorite form of conditioning?
Want to do some suicides with me?

Happy Wednesday!!!


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