5 Top Tips For Competition Preparation!
It’s here, it’s here! Physie competition season is officially upon us! (HOORAY!)
You’ve dedicated months and months to learning your work, spent countless hours practicing and perfecting positions, and now you’re ready to hit the competition floor.
We want you to feel as prepared, relaxed (if possible!), and most importantly – EXCITED for the day, so we’ve put together our 5 top tips for competition preparation!
You know your work, so it’s time to put on those final touches… Have you had a run-through your work without stopping, just like you would on the competition floor? Do it! Have you recorded yourself and watched back to help perfect those positions? Get your phone out and hit the red button! Are you wearing ballets to class and at home while practicing? Start doing it now – We mean it!
Practice like a champion with this great PhysieFit guide!
STRETCH IT OUT
You’re well into the Physie year, so you should be in good form, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be stretching at least once a day in the lead up to comps!
Top tip? Set a reoccurring alarm on your phone at a time you know you’ll be available, to make sure you don’t forget! Injuries aren’t pretty, and they can leave you more than a little sore after adrenaline fades away.
Learn the different types of stretching with this helpful PhysieFit guide!
PACK YOUR BAG BEFORE THE DAY
Nothing adds to stress like being unorganised! So, do yourself a favour and pack your bag a day or so before competition! This is a great time to make sure you’ve got both of your ballets, your shimmers don’t have a massive ladder (Eeek!), or your leotard isn’t in need of a visit to the laundry tub! You’ll thank yourself when you’re running out the door the day of comps!
CATCH SOME ZZZs
Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep! It’s great to do a final run through of your work the day or night before, but you need to rest your body, to be at your best for the big day! Try and get at least 7-8 hours by hitting the hay early the night (or even for a few consecutive days) before your completion.
EAT WELL & HYDRATE
Eat, drink – Simple, right? Nervous energy can do funny things to the body, including forgetting to eat a proper meal and drinking enough water! Much like sleep, our bodies just don’t perform to their best ability when they haven’t been nourished properly! Make sure you are eating healthily and at regular meal times. Staying on top of your water intake in the lead up will also help your body cope and recover better after strenuous activity.
What are your go-to competition preparation tips? Share with us in the Facebook post comments!