Do I need core training for squash??

Core training has been a buzz word for years and was an area I focused on during my time as a personal trainer. I now realize our obsession with "core training" was misguided. Every movement we do requires our core to stabilize and provide a base to generate movement and power. If you think you need core training to improve your game  first identify what your training needs are. From this starting point an appropriate [...]

By | 2019-01-15T22:54:13+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Health questions answered, Physiotherapy, Squash Performance Videos|0 Comments

Summer squash training – get strong and get fast.

To become a great squash player at any level you need to play lots of squash - this is a given. We also know by training different systems we can become more mentally and physically resilient. Building a base of strength and a strong cardiovascular system is a great way to improve speed, increase physical resilience and lessen burnout from too much squash. I discussed ways in which to become a resilient squash player in [...]

By | 2018-07-23T20:48:57+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Squash Performance Videos|0 Comments

Squash Resilience

https://youtu.be/UEUTebpZSpM Wow...what a rally. As amateur squash players our rallies may not always get to two minutes, but this rally begs the questions - what do the best do to tolerate such gruelling points?  How do you become a more resilient amateur athlete?   First things first. Injuries typically occur, not because of overuse but under-training . The body was inadequately prepared for the sport. If you train smart and hard your body can handle a lot of [...]

By | 2018-06-13T20:05:17+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Education, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Squash warm #1

Squash is my sport of choice these days and I think a good warm-up is imperative to get your mind and body ready for the match. 3 Common injuries: 1. Low back strain 2. Achilles rupture or Achilles tendinopathy 3. Groin pull 4 ways to reduce injuries 1. Strength train - a proven way to reduce injury 2. A good warm-up - don't just get your heart rate up, do movements that will prepare your [...]

By | 2015-05-04T19:01:35+00:00 May 4th, 2015|Squash Performance Videos|0 Comments

Physio at the PCO squash Tournament

I was fortune it to be able to help out at the PCO squash tournament this past weekend. I set up a table on Saturday and Sunday and helped injured and non-injured players ranging from 16-60 years of age! I used different forms of treatment depending on whether the athlete was preparing for a game or ramping down after a difficult tournament. There were two important lessons for most of the athletes. One: the importance [...]

By | 2017-08-02T17:32:00+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Physiotherapy, Squash Performance Videos|0 Comments

Squash – on court fitness 2014

In 2014 I ran a series of on court group fitness classes. No weights, just balance, mobility and speed, all key components of squash performance. Whether you are trying to improve in a sport or in business you need to put in time practicing specific skills. To get better at squash time should be spent working on your racquet skills, your foot work, and your conditioning.  To truly get better at these components we must do [...]

By | 2017-08-02T17:32:01+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Squash Performance Videos|0 Comments