Coronavirus causes conditioning coaches to get creative
With high school sports suspended until Monday, March 30, student-athletes no longer have access to workout equipment at their schools. So, conditioning coaches across the country have needed to get creative.
At Adams Central, Strength & Conditioning Coach Evan Feezell is providing athletes workouts for when they are at home. He said it is extremely important to stay active because it does not take long to lose your power sitting on the couch watching Netflix.
"Your power and your explosiveness, it takes about 5-7 days. If you don't do anything for 5-7 days that can go," Feezell said. "We really try to put emphasis on jumping, sprinting and throwing. Being explosive and using that power movements so we don't lose what we've gained."
Sending at-home workouts does come with its challenges, including finding motivation for his athletes to workout. Coach Feezell said a helpful tip is to make working out a part of your daily routine.
"It's hard to stay motivated. I think that's the first thing for kids is just to stay in a routine. Get up, get out of bed. Have some breakfast. Have a set time when you're going to workout," Feezell said.
With the help of Feezell and conditioning coaches across the country, student-athletes are not only hitting the books but lifting them too.