#60 - I am looking to make a routine of 4 days bowling and 3 days of gym. Is 4 days of bowling a week enough?

QUESTION

I am looking to make a routine of 4 days bowling and 3 days of gym. Is 4 days of bowling a week enough?


ANSWER

Hey,

It’s great to see that you’re so committed and willing to put the hard yards in. There is, however, a fine line between doing enough and doing too much. You’re planning on training 7 days a week – when will you rest?

Rest is a very important part of an athletes’ development. Without rest, your body, nervous system and mind cannot recover!

In an interview we conducted with Tino Best, he touched on how you can structure your training plan, here’s a quote from the interview:

“You don’t have to go in the gym and lift weights you know. You can set your programme for like, the next 6 weeks, 5 days a week I’m going to run on the treadmill for 25 minutes. For the next 6 weeks, I’m doing powerlifting and sprints”.

I would say that you should look to periodise your training. Have a clear goal for blocks of 4-6 weeks and train hard but smart during those blocks. The exact goal of those blocks depends on what areas you’re looking to improve on.

With the bowling, it’s great to want to bowl a lot but don’t try and go flat out in every session. Manage your body and your workloads to avoid injury. Implement periodisation in your bowling sessions as well. Split session up between technical, tactical, critical thinking and skills etc.

Your attitude is great. Keep it up but do not overdo it and burn yourself out! Rest and recover and make sure you’re ready to go for every session!

I hope that helps.

All the best.


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