In order to perform at your best, it is important to build a strong athletic foundation. HSS physical therapists, Joseph Molony and Ashley Fluger, recommend conditioning and training, a healthy diet and nutrition program, staying hydrated, and keeping limber and flexible. During game day or a big event, warm up and maintain hydration and proper nutrition to keep up your energy levels. Afterwards, be sure to rest and recover to avoid overloading or overtaxing muscles. Cross training and off-season training can help athletes stay in shape while taking a break.