(Original title: Backstroke star Xu Jiayu: Physical improvement is a strong support for winning the championship)
"The Olympic Games is the fruit of the midsummer that takes place every four years. What we can do is to sown the seeds of hope in every spring and every training session. There is only one gold medal, and the body and soul must be on the road." For the World Championships and the Olympic Games According to Xu Jiayu, the runner-up winner, the desire and vision for the Olympics will never be less than anyone else. Although the Tokyo Olympics is postponed for one year, the dream has not changed and the goal remains firm. Hard training and solid preparation are the main theme of Xu Jiayu.
Xu Jiayu, who is representing the Zhejiang team in the National Swimming Championships and the Tokyo Olympics qualifying competition held in Qingdao
On the morning of September 30th, Xu Jiayu won 52.60 seconds in the 100m backstroke final. After the game, he said that his results were stable: "I feel good physically now, and the results are still good. I don't feel as hard as yesterday." The night before, he worked on this project.
Xu Jiayu was very satisfied with the good results of swimming out in the morning: "It is not easy to swim out of such results this time, and I am quite satisfied. The improvement in physical fitness for some time supported my sprint in the swimming competition. Have a better performance. I put my special focus and willpower on physical training, making it clear that physical training is as important as special training. Although physical training is hard, I have to do my best in the physical fitness test. Achieve good results. I will continue to complement my physical shortcomings, strengthen special training, and strive to create better results."
In the physical test before the competition, Xu Jiayu scored 47 points (out of 50 points), ranking second among the top 16 athletes in the 200m backstroke preliminaries. Regarding the benefits of improving physical training, Xu Jiayu Shen knows: "In fact, at the end of 2018, I started to focus on strength growth. I used to be only 77 kg, which seems rather thin from a distance. I am an athlete who is skilled in technology. , Comparing the physical disadvantages of European and American players, I was caught in the finals in the situation of "eating waves" seriously. Since the winter training that year, I have made unimaginable efforts to increase strength and increase lean body mass. Because of my digestion The system has not been good since I was a child. I hardly imagined what it would be like to be a strong myself since I was small and big.” For this reason, Xu Jiayu increased the time of strength training and scientifically increased the daily intake, and the effect gradually appeared. Xu Jiayu's good figure began to be imitated by fans.
Since this spring, he has been exposed to more and more fresh physical training methods, such as 4D core training and plate physical training. Xu Jiayu said frankly that at first he was somewhat resisted because he failed to get the desired score in the test: "But how can you know if you can do well without trying? Especially the core strength, which is too important for swimming! The difficulty is the core strength. It is difficult to involve in our special training, and we must break through in an environment that resists gravity. 4D core strength training gives us a higher upper limit, and it is also convenient to check for deficiencies and make special breakthroughs for weak links. Complete special technical actions in a normal gravity environment It also made me realize how important core strength is for maintaining body position in the water. Plate physical training is the most effective way for swimming to make up for short-term muscle endurance and hone the quality of will. To be honest, I am afraid of 3000 meters running. Yes, I vomited and injured in the test, but we can’t make excuses for the poor performance. We should think of ways to improve the performance!" In order to better complete the 3000-meter race, Xu Jiayu began to reduce body fat. His current body fat rate Reached 9%, and his small goal for the next stage is to control the body fat rate around 7.5%. Xu Jiayu has gained new gains through the shortcomings of evil complement physical ability, especially the improvement of core strength on both sides is very obvious.
Xu Jiayu said: “The physical fitness test is like a mirror for athletes. Indicators and numbers will unabashedly expose shortcomings and help us discover and solve problems. The postponement of the Olympic Games has a few people happy and sad, what we can do is make full use of this. It takes years to build a strong physique and hone a tough will.
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