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Old 08-25-2014, 08:59 PM #1
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Training help

Alright so I'm hoping you guys can help. Before an event how far out should I only lightly train? I.e. Just jog lightly or do real light cardio work or nothing at all. I think I remember hearing if the vent starts on a Friday, let's say, then you stop training by Wednesday.


I've been doing Insanity and running/speed work for now as I don't have access to a gym.

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Old 08-25-2014, 09:08 PM #2
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For paintball? I'd probably just take the day before the event off. I wouldn't try to set any squat records right before I flew out either. As long as you're eating enough and stretching and resting right I wouldn't see any detriment to working out until the event.
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:11 PM #3
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Cool. Do others agree? Not that I don't trust you but I'd like to see a general consensus.
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I agree. For paintball and doing insanity you could workout the day before. Generally speaking you are correct though, for an event starting on Friday my last workout would probably be Wednesday and focus on eating right/ hydration. That usually applies to specific training for very strenuous events ie marathons and stuff. (Note: I do not do marathons lol) Paintball is a very physically demanding sport but in reality you are given ample time between matches to rest, hydrate and refuel which should allow you to recover if you have been working out.
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Alright so the last day if an event was Friday to do a harder training would be that Wednesday, rest/light cardio and hydrate Thursday, play an event?
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Alright so the last day if an event was Friday to do a harder training would be that Wednesday, rest/light cardio and hydrate Thursday, play an event?
Well how do you normally recover from an average day in the gym? If you generally feel a little bit tired and sore a couple days after a session then maybe take a little extra time before an event. For me, aside from rare cases and heavy leg days, I usually feel 90-100% after a day off.

Just keep in mind the travel aspect of it too. If you know you're going to be spending a long time walking around airports and not eating, hydrating, and resting, maybe take an extra day off.

I've played paintball the day after lifting fairly heavy and haven't had any ill effects, if that gives you some confidence. Normally after a good stretch and a couple laps around the field you're loose enough and once the adrenaline factors in you should be good enough to ride out the day.
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Alright so the last day if an event was Friday to do a harder training would be that Wednesday, rest/light cardio and hydrate Thursday, play an event?
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