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7 Ways To Prepare For Your Next Competition

So you’ve stuck with your workouts, and you picked a race or competition to give yourself a new challenge. As the event comes closer, there are some things you should do to prepare for this slightly different workout. Here’s what the experts say you should be doing to maximize performance the week of competition.

 

  1. Get quality sleep. The week of competition, do not allow yourself to cheat on sleep, since the night before the race is often restless. Five days before competition should be full nights of sleep.

  2. Decrease your workouts. Yes, really! The amount of the decrease will depend on your sport. Nonetheless, it's important to workout less than your usual routine for you the week before competition to avoid getting worn out. Most importantly, you must avoid any workouts the day before the race.

  3. Start carbo-loading. The 48 hours before the event are your free space on the carbohydrate bingo cards - let the pasta begin!

  4. Don’t try anything new. On race day, stick to what you know. Don’t take new medication, wear new gear or eat anything new within 24 hours of the race.

  5. Drink extra water. Starting the day before the event, drink a little more water than you typically do to ensure that you are properly hydrated.

  6. Pack your gear the night before. For best results, make a checklist before you pack, and check off your items in your gear bag the night before the event so you have time to get something you just realized you don’t have.

  7. Arrive at the competition 1 hour early. This allows for mishaps with parking, checking in and gives you ample time to stretch.

Now that you're prepped with tips on how to get ready for a big competition. It's time to go out and give it your all. CompressionZ gear is loved by athletes for helping to elevate your workout. Check out our wide variety of gear on our website.

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