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By Dejan Rodic http://www.dejanrodic.com

dejan rodicIt is to be expected that strenuous preparation exhausts the players to a certain level. Therefore it makes sense to organise a regeneration practice during or after the preparation cycle. We had one in the swimming pool in Rogaska Slatina.

A lot of studies on regeneration after doing sports have been written in the last years and we are more and more realising what an important element is regeneration in today´s sport. Considering the reputation of Rogaska Slatina as a health resort and a touristic town with several swimming pools with thermal water and other services we focused on practice in a swimming pool with thermal water. 

The water temperature is 33 degrees Celsius. We started off with a ten minute swim. This was followed by stretching in the water, which was identical to the stretching in the gym. After the warm up and stretching we did various exercises (different jumps, running, running with lifting, jumping, diving, props) which are shown in the pictures.













We performed all these exercises in three series, which intensified in time (20, 30 and 40 seconds). We have to be careful at each exercise. We have to be careful that we execute all exercises carefully and thoroughly, because the water resistance can sometimes be stronger than any weight on dry land. Muscles are in danger in case of an excessive practice, because the muscles relax faster in thermal water and there is a bigger possibility for injuries. 

This sort of practice is mostly meant to be a form of improving the team spirit and connection among the players. Therefore I propose that you prepare a practice for your players that is interesting and at the same time different… After practice in water the players went to saunas and relaxed in the whirlpool, where the water temperature reaches 36 degrees Celsius. This hot swimming pool is often used for rehabilitation after various injuries.






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