If you think you work hard in your sport, read on.
I’ve often said, “Part time training yields part time results”.
So when an athlete shows up at my track, I want their full attention for 2 hours. I don’t mind athletes warming up to music, but the last thing I want them to do is SMS texting or updating their Facebook and Twitter status.
That being said, sometimes the workout stretches into 3 hours (or up to four hours for the long sprint and speed endurance session days) when you include the weight room and core work.
And that doesn’t include the post-workout therapy.
After the workout they can do what they want, but usually it involves eating or hitting the books if they are still in school.
But do you think that’s enough?
I think so. That is, until I read Tiger Woods’s daily routine.
From the official website of Tiger Woods, here is his daily routine:
- 6:30 a.m. – One hour of cardio. Endurance runs, sprints or biking.
- 7:30 a.m. – One hour of lower weight training.
- 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast.
- 9:00 a.m. – Two hours on the golf course.
- 11:00 a.m. – Practice putting for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Noon – Play nine holes.
- 1:30 p.m. – Lunch.
- 2:00 p.m. – Three-to-four hours on the golf course.
- 6:30 p.m. – 30 minutes of upper weight training.
- 7:00 p.m. – Dinner and rest.
With that routine, how does one have the interest and energy in extra-curricular affairs?
The point I am trying to make is, you need dedication and focus if you want to succeed. No matter what sport you want to excel in.