Cross Training for Sportspeople

by Tanya Thompson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Importance of Cross Training

When training sportsmen/women, we need to remember that we are not there to change their natural ability, but we are there to enhance their abilities and assist them in protecting their bodies. Every sport is predisposed to certain injuries and your objective is to ensure that these are minimal.                                                                                               

How do we achieve this?

  • Incorporate exercises that encourage stability in the 5 basic movement principles.
  • Repeat the stabilized movements 100’s of 1000’s of times, in order to re-educate the body to develop involuntary stability                       
  • Co-ordinate their movements to perform the basic movement principles without compensation or verbal correction o Do movements that are more challenging for their body i.e. put them in positions where their joints are often not                       

    required to go (within limits)

  • Adhere to the progression table above and challenge their body by doing the same exercises but increasing the load or changing the technique, but only if they are able to perform the original exercise efficiently without compensations.



Cross Training for Sportspeople - Preview

Cross Training for Sportspeople - Part 1

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Nov 30, 2020
All levels
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Tanya Thompson

Tanya Thompson

Tanya Thompson is the owner and founder of Pilates Unlimited. Tanya has been in the wellness industry since 1998. Her company has over 180 000 hours of experience in movement and rehabilitation. Pilates Unlimited has helped thousands of people achieve a holistic approach to health. Pilates Unlimited is blessed with clients that have been with them from the first day that they opened their doors. They are committed to offering a warm and inviting environment for all their clients in their beautiful studio. Tanya has also developed and presented specialized courses to assist health care professionals, Pilates instructors and personal trainers improve their patients or clients results through movement and exercise.


Her company has launched a new product called, which is focused on post education for all movement professionals across the globe. Of-CourseOnline currently has members in South Africa, USA, UK, UAE, India, China, Australia, Namibia, Botswana, Switzerland and Belgium.