Every athlete and coach is looking for that edge in training to help improve athletic performance on the court while also reducing common volleyball injuries. Unfortunately time restrictions in the gym and with the players often limit all you would like to do. Well we may have a solution. Athletic intensive yoga stretching cool downs may be a way to increase performance and really significantly help reduce injury. Given the fact that most players and teams already set aside time for cool down, does it not make sense to really be productive with this time with some intensive, directed yoga stretching.
To help us with this we have brought in volleyball yoga expert Maya Talisa. Maya has been featured in Volleyball Magazine and has worked with players in NCAA D1, AVP and FIVB.
This is video 1 of a 3 part Beach Volleyball Yoga Cool Down Series.
This video features multiple exercises and will target your chest, upper back, shoulders, glutes and your hips. In videos 2 and video 3 of the 3 part series we features more exercises that target other areas associated with common volleyball injuries. Coaches and players are encouraged to rotate exercises daily based upon needs and how they feel. Most good athletes can sense what needs work and these exercises are very intuitive and will help players become even more intuitive with their bodies.
Beach Volleyball Yoga Cool Down Exercises – Video 1 of 3