11 Thoughts Every Athlete Has About Preseason
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11 Thoughts Every Athlete Has About Preseason

Is there a even a preseason after training all summer after postseason training after training during the season?

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With school starting next week, that means that preseason is about to start. For those two weeks or so, we endure everything from testing to leg day to cardio day. Even though we would rather be sleeping instead of waking up at 5:30 in the morning, there's no better time than preseason to get ready for the season.

Here are 11 thoughts every athlete has during preseason:

1. Are my legs even moving?

Shockingly, you still do have legs after leg day, even though you can't really feel them.

2. I'd rather be sleeping

No one likes waking up at 5:30 in the morning to work out, especially when you have classes and practice for the rest of the day.

3. Is it raining in here or am I just sweating that much?

You aren't aware of how much you can sweat until you've spent two hours doing every type of exercise that's in the book... and then more.

4. Did I just break my leg/arm/back/ankle?

Sometimes during an exercise you think you hear a sound of some muscle or bone breaking and you subtly look around at your teammates to see if they heard it too.

5. I didn't even know that muscle existed

Muscles you didn't know you had become sore, and there comes a point where you need extreme assistance going up the stairs, walking to class, or even sitting down.

6. What's for breakfast/lunch/dinner?

Nothing's worse than the fear of eating before workout thinking that you will throw it all up. This results in a small snack or meal pre-workout, and the hunger gradually growing throughout the couple hours you're in the gym.

7. I need an ice bath

No matter how painful the first two minutes of the ice bath are, the rest of your time in the tub and the pain relief afterwards make it all worth it.

8. It's only been ____ minutes...

Fair warning: looking at the clock makes it move slower.

9. Is everyone here just in really good shape, and I'm just not in shape or...?

There is nothing worse than coming back to school feeling like you're in shape, and then you starting preseason testing and you suddenly realize that everyone is either a. a superhuman or b. you are just completely out of shape.

10. Can I have some of your water?

The most asked question in the weight room. It's very easy to forget your water when it's early in the morning or after a long day.

11. It's over... That was the longest 2 hours of my life.

After looking at the clock for two hours and feeling like the minute hand was barely moving, when coach says that workout is over, you have never felt such joy.


And then it all starts back up again the next day.

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