Michigan (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
Many hockey players strive to compete in the Olympics. Many more strive for an Olympic-type workout. Maria Mountain of Goalie Training Pro says this can be “dangerous.” Mountain, who is launching a Public Service Announcement (PSA) aimed at hockey players, and athletes in general, wants people to be aware of the side effects associated with training too hard, too fast!
“No one gets to the top overnight. It takes time, athletes need to build themselves from the inside out,” says Mountain. “Trying to do an Olympic level workout without the proper foundation can actually hurt your performance - those athletes have taken consistent steps for 5, 10, 15 years to get where they are now.”
Maria Mountain’s website offers free information and training tips designed to improve an athlete’s ability to compete in a safe, gradual and effective manner. “Right now everyone is focused on the Olympics. I want my PSA to educate athletes about the negative side of overtraining. It is a problem in the industry right now,” Mountain continued.
BBC Sports and The Sacramento Bee both recently featured stories on present Olympic athletes who didn’t do well because of overtraining. Swim coach Dave Haller spoke with BBC Sports, citing "But it didn't work out and he got totally over-trained. His body is now very fragile, the muscles were torn down badly - too much hard work and not enough recovery. The body shut itself down basically, the muscle fibers were weakened,” when asked about an athlete.
Maria Mountain’s company is providing the PSA information free on her company’s website. Goalie Training Pro is a system, that sells online for three installments of $67.00 and is endorsed by former NHL Coach Steve McKickan. Gratis copies of both products are available to the media upon qualified request. http://hockeytrainingpro.com/wordpress/