Excerpt from the June issue of Heels Down Magazine.
We’ve talked about scheduling your training day-to-day and week-to-week, and now it’s time to chat about the big picture when it comes to your training routine.
For most athletes, there is a set off-season, pre-season, and in-season schedule. But for most equestrians, we don’t take time off from training or competing. We just follow the season wherever it goes, which means we have to be pretty smart with our training so we don’t burn out.
Typically, I recommend a generalized strength and mixed cardio program for athletes in the off-season. This is to help recover from any injuries, maintain the body, and stay on track for the upcoming pre-season (6-8 weeks before competition).