Strength and conditioning in sports is highly beneficial for athletes in order to see better results. Sports training will implement the different fundamental movements required when performing in the sport you compete for. When we take a look at sports such as baseball, basketball, lacrosse, & football, they all live in the rotational, power, max strength, & speed realm, requiring great control of your body while moving either on a linear plane or lateral plane. Now, if you neglect training those aspects, you may be hindering your peak performance potential.
In strength and conditioning, we break it down into many different segments of fundamental movements that target speed, plyos, agility, maximal power output, strength, and muscular endurance. From each of those segments we go further to pinpoint the athletes fundamental pattern imbalances through a biomechanical integrity analysis then we address the imbalances through correctional exercises that help the athletes to progress. Then based on the sport we’re working with, (ex: track and field) the athlete will have a speed/ agility/plyos section training the movements done in their sport such as a “half kneeling band resisted start” which focuses on the acceleration aspect of sprinting. Then we’ll move down to strength and muscular endurance based exercises after the speed training. In other cases if we’re training a football athlete (ex: Quarterback), we’ll need to address all his shoulder mobility and scapular strength and we’ll have to make sure to add a triple flexion variation for power output, and both anti-rotational and rotational exercises in both power and strength section.
In all, athletes must not neglect doing strength and conditioning for their particular sport because it is tailored to help them improve wherever they’re lacking for better performance.
Coach Andy Louis
Coach Tyler Curtin