Recovery & Injury Prevention
Always start with a dynamic warm-up
Through slow and controlled muscle activation movement, you can prevent injury and prepare the body to train and compete at its optimal state.
Our Mission and Method
Many tennis players and other athletes alike fail to do what is necessary for keeping their bodies healthy and at peak-performing condition. That is why here at B.A.S.E.C. we make it our mission to stress the importance of injury prevention, educate our clients on a variety of techniques and recovery methods, and advise our athletes on the proper nutrition and hydration intake for training and competition.
We begin each training session with a dynamic warm-up because you should never do static stretching or any activity prior to athletic performance when your muscles are cold. Dynamic stretching, or stretching with movement, is the most effective way to improve performance and decrease the likelihood of injury. It consists of slow and controlled sport-specific movements in order to prepare the body properly while increasing blood flow to the muscles. Starting with a dynamic warm-up is a no-brainer, as you improve your athletic potential, increase mobility, coordination, balance, and range of motion.
Recovery is another key practice in sports performance training. Icing muscles and joints immediately after using them prevents inflammation as well as build up of lactic acid, therefore decreasing soreness, aches, and stiffness of the body. Other recovery methods that we recommend our athletes use are foam rolling exercises, cryotherapy, compression therapy, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching, epsom salt baths, and sports massage.
Knowledge, repetition, and commitment are the key ingredients in creating a new habit. If an athlete truly wants to be great, he or she will do what it takes to be great which means making habit of these methods we preach, and staying dedicated to keeping the body functioning at optimal condition.