With the success of the England Netball Team in 2018, the sport’s popularity has increased dramatically. As a result, more people are now asking how they can improve their netball performance. Along with the right training and diet, there are five simple steps that can help you and your team achieve!
HOW TO IMPROVE NETBALL PERFORMANCE: WARM UP PROPERLY
The only way you can effectively improve netball performance is to ensure that your muscles are ready to WORK. After a minimum of 10 minutes of light cardiovascular exercise (such as jogging or cycling) and at least 15 minutes of dynamic stretching, applying a muscle rub– link to muscle rub- will increase the blood flow to your muscles, making them fired up and reading to go!
It is also important to prepare your body for the outside conditions. This might not be physical preparation, but mental. For example, applying a vapour rub to your chest before games will not only open your airways but also make you feel energised.
HOW TO IMPROVE NETBALL PERFORMANCE: STAY FUELLED UP DURING WORKOUTS
What many people don’t know is that to improve netball performance, your body needs to have a lot of energy. Personally, I think the best way to do this is through ‘smart’ water. This could be through sport-specific flavoured waters or energy powders that you add to your everyday water. I prefer to use these to get my energy because they are natural and better for the body in the long run.
HOW TO IMPROVE NETBALL PERFORMANCE: RECOVER PROPERLY
The key to improving netball performance is to ensure that you can train consistently and effectively. Many people are unable to do this because they burn out after one session. To avoid this, it is essential that you cool down. Elite athletes may do this by going into an ice bath. However, for amateurs, this is probably too expensive. An effective, yet cheaper way of cooling down would be to use a cooling body wash. Using this body wash in the shower after workouts will leave your body feeling refreshed and invigorated so that you can wake up the next day and train better than ever!
So here is how a change in your routine and diet can help improve your netball performance. For the best results, we recommend using Bullet and Bone products. Their natural signature blend of magnesium, jasmine and maca root extract are uniquely combined to ensure that amateur athletes see marginal gains from their first application.