Polo can be a very demanding sport in terms of physical effort. If you are planning your first polo experience, consider these useful fitness tips. Workouts will not take much of your time and will help you fully enjoy this exciting sport.
The first thing is to get your muscles ready. Since no riding experience is required to learn to play polo, you should become familiar with some basic movements involving specific muscles. There are three parts of your body you should focus on: legs, back and wrists. Before jumping into a polo match, pay special attention to your instructor. He will show you the correct riding position and movements.
Stretching out your muscles after a polo match is as important as warming up. All the workout done during the match contributes to your health but stretching out helps you improve your flexibility. Ask your instructor for some yoga like poses to prevent any possible cramp or pain. In any case, try practicing simple stretches, especially for your wrists.
Polo helps improve your balance and strength. Your first polo experience is something you will remember for a lifetime. By following this advice, this experience will be even better.