6 Simple Ways to Boost Your Sporting Performance

Competitive sport is an excellent way to keep yourself fit, as well as being a lot of fun. It’s a social experience, too – but if you want to compete at your highest level, you need to work on developing your game. We’ve put together some of the areas you should consider if you want to improve your performance in any sport. Read on to find out more.

Always compete

First of all, if you want to be truly competitive, you have to fight at every moment. Don’t play to win – or to lose. Just always put in your maximum effort and whatever the result, you will walk away a happier person. Playing a competitive sport at any level will push you to your limits. And, only by reaching those limits will you see positive improvements. The footballer’s “giving it 110%” expression might be a cliche, but it does have a rooting in reality.

Strengthen your core

Outside of the competitive sports arena, make sure you are including lots of core exercises in your workouts. The stronger your core, the fitter you will be and the further you can push yourself. It’s the foundation of any fitness regime, and you will be more agile, stronger, and fitter as a result.

Target the right areas in workouts

Different sports require different skills and different areas of fitness. A session of plyometrics every week can help you gain explosive turning power you need to succeed at sports like football, for example. Tennis players can work on their flexibility to allow them more movement when they stoop, turn, or swivel for a return. You can even strengthen your muscles to improve your golf game. Regular drills will make all those movements ingrain themselves in your muscle memory. Plus, they will give you that little extra strength in the right areas that you need to improve.

Eat the right food

If you aren’t giving your body the right fuel to compete at sport, you won’t be able to give it your all. It’s as simple as that – so think carefully about what you are eating. Look into sports nutrition and ensure you have a sensible diet plan. Eating smaller meals throughout the day can boost your metabolism by a significant amount, for example. And, a better metabolism can lead to vast improvements in your performance on the pitch or court.

Keep hydrated

Make sure you are drinking lots of water, during the week, of course, but especially during a game. When you lose fluids, you will become tired, and you will make more mistakes. Water can help your body function at its peak for longer whether you are working out or playing competitively.

School yourself

Finally, don’t forget about your technique and tactical knowledge. There are hundreds of resources out there for every sport that will give you hints and tips to improve your game. Find them, and put them into practice on the pitch. Go and see more live sport, too. The TV only gives you a snapshot of what happens during competitive games, and you will find out a lot more about tactics and positioning.



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  1. You forgot creatine supplementation, an ingredient with research dating as far back as the 1920’s.

    ATP is your body’s fuel, proving energy for strength, muscle contractions and so forth. When it gets used, it loses a phosphate molecule (goes from 3 to 2) and becomes ADP which is basically useless. When you take creatine, you increase your body’s creatine phosphate, which then gives it’s phosphate molecule to ADP and converts it back into ATP. Wala, more energy, strength and power for your workouts. It is 100% natural and legal.


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