Episode 04: Avoid These 8 Mistakes I Made Training to be a Fitter Curler 150 150 Stephanie Thompson
In today’s episode I walk you through 8 of the mistakes I made over the past 15 years on my quest to be a stronger, fitter and more confident competitive curler.   Don’t mess around with your goals. Regularly assess your progress, reassess the program you are following, & make sure that every aspect of your off-season training is there to help you.    Here is a list of the 8 mistakes I talk about in Episode 4:
  1. Skipping warm-up more often than not
  2. Not following a plan, training however & whenever
  3. Feeling like I need to “switch it up” every week to “keep my muscles guessing”
  4. Not taking baseline movement and fitness assessments, and reassessing regularly
  5. Not phasing my program appropriately throughout the off-season
  6. Too much yoga
  7. Focused on fads & gimmicks over foundations
  8. Not enough unilateral work
      Listen to the episode for a deeper dive into each topic and direction on how to avoid these mistakes.   If you want to learn more, & are looking for new ways to take advantage of the off-season, or maybe improving your performance & cardio-respiratory efficiency is important to you, consider joining me for the Ultimate Off-Season Training Webinar series.   The Ultimate Off-Season Training Webinar 2.0 begins on April 26 2021.    What is it? A 4-part webinar series with actionable takehomes so that athletes, coaches and parents can build on their current understanding of how well a high performance curling athlete needs to move to reach their potential.You can join in on all or just the ones that interest you and take home not only the information you need to be successful, but an accompanying training program to help you reach your goals.   The goal is to provide education alongside a DIY program so that you and your team can take ownership of your physical performance over the next few months. From the general progressive program, to the specific mini programs there is something for everyone on your team.   This series is for athletes looking to gain an edge on their competition. Whether you’ve been maintaining your fitness, or are looking to start over, there is a program for you.   Guided by evidence based practice you will learn how to avoid common training mistakes and structure your own workout plan to align with your goals, time, equipment and space.  With a focus on movement you will be prepared for the entirety of a curling game.   Email steph@empoweredperformance.ca if you have any questions about the webinar series & their accompanying DIY programs. See here for more information   Follow me in IG: here

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The Empowered Performance for Curlers Podcast

Episode 04: Avoid These 8 Mistakes I Made Training to be a Fitter Curler

Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie Thompson


R.Kin, B.Ed, CSEP-CPT, Competition Development Coach in training, 200 RYT in training
On & Off Ice rehab & performance training. Providing tools and education to move better & play better.

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