Physical Regime

First, physical evaluation of the player is made by asking some routine questions such as:

  • Have you been riding recently?
  • When did you last ride?
  • Have you been playing polo recently?
  • When did you last play?
  • Have you been practicing any other sport recently?
  • Which one and how often? 

The player will be submitted to a specific polo routine developed by Horacio Anselmi, the courrent trainer of the football team Boca Juniors and previous trainer of other elite sports stars such as Gabriela Sabatini, Alberto Mancini, Gaston Gaudio, Guillermo Coria and Juan Martín del Potro (2008 US Open Tennis Champion). 

The routine’s objective is to strengthen the muscles that are used in polo, increase stability during rotation, improve flexibility and coordination and lower the gravity point. 

… The idea is that the player can notice an instant improvement in their balance and can also incorporate the routine to daily life so as to extend their life as a rider and a polo player… 

  • Warming and strengthening thigh adductors – Lowering the gravity center
  • Increasing (improving) shoulder rotation – Training (forming) a solid base 
  • Strengthening our abs and reducing back pressure 
  • Working on defining motor skills and coordination.

….I am fortunate to have close friendships with high handicap polo players such as Lolo Castagnola, Adolfo Cambiaso, Nick Roldan and David Stirlin, with whom I train in the pre-season. Trainning with Horacio Anselmi made a significant difference to my polo over the last 10 years, and today I wish to pass on these techniques to those who aim to improve their performance in polo.

Warm up | Working on the muscles coordination

Stretching clase | Helping a faster recovery