If Float Sting was like Fight Club, there would be one rule that sat above all others and it wouldn't be not talking about Float Sting (in fact, shout about us from the rooftops).

No.

Rules of Float Sting for upgrading your sports performance:

First rule - Do no harm.

Second rule - DO NO HARM.

 

Having borrowed shamelessly from Fight Club, it probably comes as no surprise that I have taken inspiration from the Hippocratic Oath and also from world renowned strength coach Mike Boyle who brought this idea (at least explicitly) into the athletic training world.

The primary goal of any sports performance training programme should be to stay healthy and to avoid injury.

It doesn't matter how strong, fast, agile or skilful you are if you can't train and compete.

On the whole, training should be devoid of stupid risky shit (video example), make you more resilient to injury and help you perform better. Those last two points are so intimately connected that they are essentially different ways of expressing the same point. To give a simple yet crucial example, if your back overcompensates for your glutes, learning to rebalance this relationship won't just minimise the risk of injuring the back and the glutes but will also make you stronger and faster by bringing some of the most powerful muscles you are back into the game while also giving your back muscles a break which will ultimately make them better too.

 

Sports performance and sports injury are in a simplistic manner just labels given to two opposite ends of the same spectrum – the health spectrum.

 

A healthy athlete is an athlete giving themselves the best chance of maximising their game.

 

By the way, being healthy doesn't exclusively mean ditching activities you injure yourself doing. Real health is being able to do whatever you want and staying healthy. Maybe more on that another time.

 

You know the first rule.

The ones that follow pale in significance.

 

Arton “Tyler Durden” Baleci
Float Sting- Sports Injury Rehab and Performance, Harley Street, London W1