Covid-19

Hello to all our members and supporters.

I hope you are all staying safe in these very strange times. And strange indeed they are for those of us who believe in and promote the benefits of exercising together.

Coaches get a lot of their energy from the young people they work with and I know they miss the training sessions. Some of them are trying to encourage the individuals in their groups to keep up some level of exercise while maintaining appropriate physical distance.

The committee asked if I would identify some websites or resources that might be of use to our members or for parents to direct their children towards and below are a few. If you and your loved ones are restricted to home, then some activities are still possible. Use your garden space for jumping and skipping. Use internal floor space for stretching and core work. Two cans of beans in a plastic bag and some tape is a makeshift dumbbell.

Organising a time for these exercises (possibly with friends who are doing the same in their homes) and recording the efforts and progress might help with our motivation. I look forward to watching our MSB athletes return to training and competing fresh and stronger once this period passes. And do not forget to mind your whole self, find those moments (negotiate with your children for your space) where you can stand back and refresh yourself.

Take care, Mary Friel, MSB Chairperson

 

Exercise sheets

https://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/AAI_Mobility_Program.pdf

https://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/other/AAI_Foot__Ankle_Conditioning_Program_Final_Draft.pdf

https://www.athleticsireland.ie/downloads/results/ActiveAAI-_Circuits-compressed-1.pdf

 

This page has the Strava sign in (a virtual running group), some videos, plus some other resources.

https://www.athleticsireland.ie/runzone/recreational-running-tips

 

Exercise videos

A 20 routine for young and old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8jI4RnHHf0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbsaJW94V6c

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w-

 

For younger children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McD6_oOWs-M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmWPRv6g9aI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_97QFX3w1E4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGw7WDVd29k