Work hard, Recover smart
The most used method of training as much and as hard as possible will usually end up getting the athlete injured and will never reach their full physical potential. Instead, recovering from that takes up precious time from actually improving the results. My approach, on the other hand, is to work hard, but recover smart. Despite all the technological advancements, what is often lacking in the current performance world, is smart monitoring and adjusting the training load to individual athletes' needs. Yet, there is a so-called “Green-Zone Window” for training. It's where training/racing stimulus matches neurological and tissue loading capacity - recovery exceeds tissue breakdown (optimal loading). To say it simply - this means that if an athlete is physically and mentally in the “Green Zone” the likelihood of getting injured is minimal and the highest level of performance can be expected. If an athlete trains out of the “Green-Zone Window” the body needs to start using compensatory mechanisms Which in turn and in time leads to a chronic overload which in turn ends up the athlete getting an injury. The question is, how to find the “Green-Zone Window” for each athlete, since it's very personal and depends on the person. That's exactly where I come in.
Sports Chiropractor (UK)*, Performance Coach, BSc, MSc.
After graduating Bachelor of Health and Sciences from Tallinn University, Martins growing interest in human high performance lead him to Master studies in the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in England.
Travelling to countless number of seminars, conferences and discussing matters with the brightest minds in the world the vision of true OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE became evident.
Martin first became involved with Ice Hockey in 2013 when he had a chance to start working with EHC Basel Sharks (Nat B). Since then Martin has held different positions within the club. Since 2019 Martin is also the Head of Medical and Performance for Estonian Men and U20 National Teams.
Since 2018 Martin is working for Martin Kumm Optimal Performance Coaching where he is focusing on "Train Hard, Recover Smart" principle.
Health and Sports Sciences, Tallinn University, 2008
Master of Chiropractic, Anglo European College College of Chiropractic, 2013