What is the 7 Bridges Walk
The annual Cancer Council NSW 7 Bridges Walk will be happening on Sunday the 25th of October. The past 9 years has seen the event raise over 2 million dollars for charity. The course is a 27km closed loop circuit that travels clockwise around Sydney Harbour.
Preparation and Training:
This is an event suitable for most people with an average fitness level.
- It is crucial that you have suitable footwear for the event. We suggest asking your Physio what shoe would be suitable for you.
- It would be important to start training on the weekends ASAP if you wish to participate. Especially if you usually lead a sedentary lifestyle. You may start with a 5-10 km walk every weekend increasing to 20km over the next 2 months.
- Make sure you stretch after each walk, most importantly your back and legs i.e. Calves, hamstrings, quadriceps
- To minimise your risk of injury, make sure you address any current injuries with your Physio prior to the 7 Bridges Walk or any event like this.
It is important to keep your fluids up post event to help with recovery i.e. water, electrolyte drinks
- It is important to do all your static stretches post event. This means doing sustained stretches for at least 30 seconds of the major muscles groups including: calves, hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteals, lower back
- If you are feeling stiff and sore post event, it is important to keep up some exercise throughout the week. This may include going for a swim, short walks, Cross training, cycling.
This site explore ways the muscular system can be designed to generate higher force and power and the type of training needed to mold the athlete’s physical capacity so it meets the energy and biochemical demands of the sport. If you would like to learn more about Training and Recovery for the 7 Bridges Walk, or about any of our services, please call us on 9922 2212 or email us here.