Jan 09, 2017
BOCA RATON, Fla. (Captain's Update from Anne Holly) The Connecticut College Women's Squash team has spent part of winter break in Boca Raton, Fla. training.
They have hit the ground literally with sprints and suicides on the outside turf. But they would never trade in the 80 degree sunshine for a snowy 10 degree bleak day. The biannual trip is a special privilege for these players yet the rise to the occasion training for more than eight hours a day cross training with fitness classes such as yoga, pilates, and zumba testing our flexibility and core strength against 90 year old great grandmothers with 17 grandchildren.
Working out with a strength coach doing Indian plank sprints, crab shuffles, army ab dolly crawls, and weighted overhead lunge press ups, and superman planks making even the fittest athlete look like an amateur. We even joined in on a purely strength and weight training class allowing us to increase our endurance and explosiveness.
After lunch each day, we have time mile runs, a weighted circuit, and spend some quality time on the cardio machines. And the trip wouldn't be complete without some intense training with world-renowned squash pro, Peter Cheshire. He helped us tune our shots into forming successful combinations so we are more proactive instead of reactive.
We are well on our way to being the tannest team in the 'Cac and soaked up some major rays on Del Ray & Deerfield beaches with some intense water cross-training.
We are enjoying our final days down south before we return north and dominate the bulk of our season before classes resume.