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posted on December 30, 2015 08:51
  • The secrets of a good training in polo
  • The secrets of a good training in polo
  • The secrets of a good training in polo
I believe that the work I have carried out over the last few years from West Palm Beach and other places within and outside the US has motivated a good many professional and amateur polo players seeking to achieve good physical fitness and prevent future injuries. Nowadays, there is always a trainer or physical therapist in most top polo teams.

My approach is based on seeking to achieve each player’s good physical fitness. Basically, we begin with a test in order to know each player’s level. Based on this we develop and focus on the needs of each one.

One of the most important points as regards training is a flexibility workout, where 70% of our approach is focused on this type of exercise. In addition, cardio workout combined with some type of weightlifting exercise helps towards players’ overall improvement. 
Other very important points are the moment of the game, and before and after the match. When I say ‘before’ I mean players’ physical training and warm-up, combining a slow trot with some mobility and stretching exercises (to prevent injuries), and when I say ‘after’ I refer to cooling down and relaxing muscles, focusing on proper stretching exercises after the mach (to help achieve recovery).

All these steps throughout the seasons mark the difference between one player and another, whether due to debilitation related to lack of physical fitness as opposed to one who is physically fit, or in the case of those players who are over 30 years old in which case recovering from pains is slower than at age 20, thus enabling them to continue to complete at almost the same level of a 20-year-old player.

At present, I'm working with teams such as Las Monjitas, Orchard Hill, Mt. Brilliant, Faraway, Lucchese, among others. Furthermore, we are covering different seasons within and outside the US all year round, wherever polo may demand so. Polo buddies, don’t wait any longer! It’s time to begin and extend your useful life as polo players as well as your quality of life. 

My best wishes to you all, and remember to mount in good health.

Alejandro Moraes 
Physical Trainer
Polo Fitness Trainer Director

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  • I worked out with Alex in Santa Barbara and was one of the key in the season to my success.

    STUART "SUGAR" ERSKINE
  • I was working with Alex in different seasons like West Palm Beach,FL and Santa Barbara,CA during the last 3 years, and always help me to keep in shape and improve my play, I higher recommending Alex to everyone that want to reach your goals.

    PACO DE NARVAEZ
  • The best !!! For everyone who want really be in shape.

    EDUARDO NOVILLO ASTRADA
  • Training with Alejandro is about respect and inspiration, he is not only a champion himself and knows what it takes to perform as an athlete, he is an absolute professional. The Muay Thai & kickboxing are my favorite exercise and are fantastic for polo fitness,reflex and concentration and a lot of fun.

    SUNNY HALE
  • Work out with Alex is work with the guy who really know about the polo players needs. It has become a fundamental part of my polo.

    JEFF BLAKE
  • I'm always in action with polo, that mean be in a good physical shape possible, one of the key for this was Alex, who help me every time to get my goals. I would recommending Alex any one who want to be the best.

    NICOLAS ROLDAN
  • Staying fit is crucial for me to excel both in my sport and in everyday life. Alex's fresh and exciting outlook on fitness makes going to the gym something to look forward to every day. He has helped me to greatly improve my strength, balance and flexibility, the most important things as a rider. I would recommend his program to anyone!

    ERIC LAMAZE (2008 OLYMPIC SHOW JUMPING GOLD MEDALIST)
  • One of my students gave me one of the best Christmas gifts ever, some sessions with Alex and Diego. I never stopped working out with them since. I enjoy a lot the way they make me work. Their system is excellent for riding, it combines all you need for it.

    FEDERICO SZTYRLE
  • Working out with Alex has changed my game mentally and physically. It has become a fundamental part of my polo.

    JEFF HALL
  • "Training with Alejandro and Diego last season help me have one of my most successful seasons in Palm Beach. They made me feel and play better!"

    BRANDON PHILLIP

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