Squash

Squash is a sport that I have quite extensive knowledge of; I have trained with some of the best, I've played at a high level, I've been a coach, and I understand the physical stresses this sport puts on the body as well as anyone. 

As explained in my blog post, "Why is Squash so Hard on the Body?", squash has some special elements to it that make certain injuries, aches, and pains more likely. Understanding in detail why squash hurts you can help you avoid some of the risks of playing because I can help you structure specific workouts that will address the pressures on the body of a game of squash.

For those of you who are serious players, whether amateur or professional, you can use the information on this site to work truly beneficial recovery sessions into your weekly training regime. With sufficient dedication, it will be of huge benefit.

Most of the exercises I cover for recovery and injury prevention specific to squash can be done without any special equipment, so online training can help get you started. Some of you won't even need to train with me, some might need only one or a few sessions, some might need more or just the odd one from time to time to check on progress or help with a difficult concept.

A key element to understanding why squash often leads to injury in the long-term is that it is not just the physical hardship of the game - in the act of playing - that hurts you, it is the subsequent changes in how you hold your posture and the way you move in everyday life that bring about an increased likelihood of chronic injury. This principle applies to other sports and activities as well. With each and every step you take that is not biomechanically the way nature intended, you place harmful forces on your joints. This adds up over time, hence the problems as you get older.

The purpose of my training method isn't to change your game of squash, it is to change the way you hold yourself and the way you move off-court. The increased movement efficiency you will gain will improve your physicality on court also, reducing restrictions in your movement and increasing efficiency. 

 

See the following blog posts and videos for more information specific to squash: