Cricket conditioning will help you outperform your mates. Professional guidance from our exercise physiologists is the best way to achieve your goals.
At Sydney Sports and Exercise Physiology, we are equipped with a complete strength and conditioning gym in Sydney.
Our services include:
- Strength and Power Training
- Conditioning for Sport and Performance
- Long term development
- Planning and monitoring
- Strength and fitness testing
Cricket Conditioning for Performance
A conditioning program can enhance performance and reduce the chance of injury. Conditioning will vary depending on your current training program.
Conditioning generally has several different components which include strength, power, agility, speed, endurance, balance, agility and coordination.
Benefits of Cricket Conditioning
There are many cricket fitness benefits you will receive from cricket conditioning such as:
- Enhanced performance
- Stronger muscles
- Long term lifestyle changes
- Better balance
- Increased metabolism
- Overall improved health
- Improved posture
- Stronger bones
- Faster rehab
- Injury prevention
Before doing any type of exercise, including sports, it is essential to prepare your body. By performing cricket warm up stretches, you are warming up your body and decreasing the chance of injuries.
Many people do not see cricket as a physically demanding sport. But it requires high levels of physical fitness and concentration. Cricket is both a low and high-intensity activity. Games last for hours and players can be required to move quickly without notice.
To prepare your body for any physical activity, you need to perform a thorough warm-up. A warm-up should begin slowly at a low intensity. Then gradually increase to a higher intensity.
Some examples of Warm-Up activities include:
- Leg Dills
Cricket Warm Up Stretches
Stretching is important for preventing injuries. Stretching should be done after you have warmed up your muscles. Do not jerk when stretching as this can cause injuries. Instead, slowly control your movements in fluid motions.
There are two types of stretches: static and dynamic.
Static stretching is the most common type of stretch. It requires you to hold a position for a specific length of time. Static stretching improves flexibility.
It should be done after a workout. Performing static stretching after your workout will reduce stiffness, decrease stress and increase blood flow.
Examples of static stretching include:
- Hamstring Stretch
- Calf Stretch
- Hip and Thigh Scratch
- Quadriceps Stretch
- Shoulder Stretch
- Upper Back Stretch
- Triceps Stretch
- Cobra Pose
- Butterfly Stretch
Dynamic Stretching uses a repetitive range of motion. These stretches help prevent injuries while increasing blood flow and preparing your muscles. Dynamic stretching is done before physical activities.
Examples of dynamic stretching include:
- Side Lunges
- Arm Circles
- Leg Swings
- Hip Circles
- Lunge Twist
- Spinal Rotations
Cricket Fitness Exercises
Cricket exercises can help you improve your game and strengthen your body. Cricketers are active and stay physically fit. Making exercise an essential part of your daily routine can help you meet your physical goals. It will also reduce the risk of chronic health conditions.
There are several cricket exercises you do at home.
- Press Ups
- Medicine Ball Throws
- Core Rotations
- Alternating Superman
- Dumbbell Hang Pull
- Dead Lift
- Cork Hip Lifts
- Resistance Bands
- Shoulder Press
- Chin Up
- Hang Pull
Sports Science and Cricket Conditioning
Athletic associations, school districts and recreational departments use sport science. Sports science plays a role in training athletes and everyday individuals. It has changed the way people workout. By collecting data, we can improve endurance, performance, technique and more.
Sports Science Can Help Prevent Injuries
Cricket injuries are common. Severe injuries can take you out of commission. They can also lead to further issues down the line. Sports science has taken into consideration all the ways to help prevent avoidable injuries. Most injuries can be avoided with proper knowledge and prevention.
Help to prevent injuries by:
- Warming Up
- Cooling Down
- Vary Your Workout
- Build Your Workout Gradually
- Proper Nutrition
- Phycological Recovery
- Sufficient Recovery
- Pay Attention to Your Body
Contact Us Today to Learn More
Our Exercise Physiologists are accredited and offer a diverse range of services that can help anyone reach their fitness goals.
At Sydney Sports and Exercise Physiology, we aim at providing quality care for all our patients. We want you to feel safe and comfortable while we help you achieve your performance goals.
If you are looking to improve your cricket game and reduce injuries, call one of our clinics today to learn more about cricket conditioning.