THE players have been working hard ahead of this Friday’s big match against Warrington.
After securing their second win of the season on Saturday in Catalan, the boys are keen to keep up the intensity ahead of the crucial clash at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
They’ve also continued their work with Nisha Srivastava to ensure they are ready for the rigours of rugby league.
She said: “A professional rugby player goes through intense training physically and mentally. The nature of the sport is competitive, sympathetically driven (fight or flight), fast and highly demanding. The importance of having a movement practitioner working with any pro team is essential for a player’s longevity.
“When working with the Saints I focus on subtle movement patterns using a variety of methods from Pilates, yoga to infant development. This is what we call balancing the Yin and Yang. This balancing aids recovery, rebuilding of connective tissues, breathing, right hemisphere work and mindfulness.
“Every injury or pain symptom is multi factorial. The gravitational pull on the body is 9.8 m/s², add additional loads such as physical and mental stress and thus balance becomes more important. Keeping the spine supple is essential for mental clarity and the pump of cerebral fluid.
“I have been taking the squad down from primal movement patterns (squat, bend, lunge, push, pull, twist and gait) to infant development moves.”
Tickets for Friday’s game remain on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.
Our official snapper Bernard Platt captured the team in action on the training field and in the gym this week.