Monday, October 8, 2007

fitness... whats that???

There was a tennis tournament in Mumbai a week or so ago and the new fitness trainer/physiotherapist that the Mittal Champions Trust has hired actually was here and got the chance to work on a few of our athletes.
It was a real eye opener for all the kids who are all established in their respective fields as to how far behind they really are in terms of fitness. We lack any sort of a formal program and that is the reason we can't exactly catch up to the rest of the world.
It is something that is goign to be the focus of the trust for the next year or so all the way up to Beijing. My boxer who was very skeptical to start off finished the week realising that he didn't even know how to "breathe correctly" and now agrees all the Indian athletes need to get a lot fitter.
The point being we need to be efficient with our fitness and really have it monitored scientifically so that we prevent injuries and never get to the "over trained" or burnt out phase.
So that has been my order of business for the last month or so and is going to be the focus for the next few weeks ahead.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey nice blog u write well but why rnt u regular with them..

Muralie said...

Hey Manisha...its really wonderful to take note that individuals like you are understanding the paramount importance of a ethical science based strength & conditioning fitness program in an athletes arsenal for them to attain the highest levels of athletic acheivements in the global arena...and with institutions such as the MITTAL CHAMPIONS TRUST realising this importance....i can foresee the evolution taking place to the quality of our indian athletes in the coming years...good going Manisha.....nothing more delightful to Strength & Conditioning trainers such as me in India....keep writing more updates on the endeavors from MCT...and keep in touch..

Anonymous said...

As an American collegiate athlete of Indian descent, I was excited to find out that institutions such as this are (finally) starting to come about. With the second largest population in the world there is absolutely no reason why India cannot produce athletes who can compete on the world stage. Hopefully the success of the MCT can inspire more children in India to put down the books, get outside and start beating some people.

Anonymous said...

nice to see that explination. but where is the scope for the indian trainers to prove them selves and give their. every one looking at foriegn trainers .due to that much trainers who got really tallent they are not concentrating to so . if u people encourage more i hope next few years u ll see so meny medals from india .y cant u try it once ....