So if this is so important how come no coach has ever even mentioned this to me before? lol…
SO, how do you know what tone is good for you? What about tone changes after each jump in the long jump? 1-6 jumps…will there be changes?
So, just sprinting or jumping will increase tone? and that’s why it’s better going to a meet with lower tone rather than high tone because warm up and run throughs etc will raise tone? correct?
With that being said, doing a day before the meet sprint session or other type of primer session isn’t a good idea then? it can easily cause the athlete to have high tone on meet day ? ? ? ?
Coaches here mention it all the time, but it’s actually the massage therapist’s job to figure out and apply the type of massage that is needed in order to end up with a desired muscle tone the day after. In general, I’ve had deeper longer massages during the preparatory period, and shorter and “shallower” massages, more like touch-ups, during competition season and especially the day before a meet. It helps a lot if the therapists has tons of experience with track athletes too, I doubt a general masseur will be able to make the more sophisticated adjustments optimal athletics performance requires.