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Strength & Conditioning – An Outline

At Optimum3 Personal Training we cater for many goals, with one our packages Perform, taking care of your athletic performance needs. Through strength & conditioning we can support you to explode your athletic performance, taking you to the next level in your event/sport.

Optimum3 Strength & Conditioning Coach/Personal Trainer, Jack, briefly takes a look in this blog at what strength & conditioning is.

So what is strength and conditioning and why is it important?

Strength and conditioning involves developing an athlete both physically and physiologically. The methods used to improve athlete development should be evidence based, individual and most importantly effective.

As a strength and conditioning coach there are expectations and roles which we must fulfil. In my opinion there are many key roles as an S&C coach, however the three main key roles I myself like to follow are; Reducing injury risk, increase performance by ensuring training is effective and no time is wasted in your sessions.

Injury means you as an athlete is unable to compete and progress which isn’t ideal especially depending on the time out through injury and if those injuries are recurring. Injury prevention strategies within your programs aim to stop this. Implementing injury prevention strategies within sessions will reduce the risk of injury and these strategies will be in relation to the demands the sport places on you as an individual competitor.

Increasing performance is a key role as you are looking to unlock your body’s full potential, yet  without improvements both physically and physiologically this cannot happen.  A wide range of training methods should be implemented within a strength and conditioning programme all supported with a strong evidence base. Testing is useful to assess and measure increases in performance both physically and physiologically, ensuring optimum progression.

Effectiveness of training is something which should always be considered not just in strength and conditioning but in all sport and exercise settings. If training is ineffective and not appropriate to the client’s needs, goals will never be reached. To make a strength and conditioning programme effective the training methods/techniques will be based around the specific demands of the sport and tailored towards the athlete as an individual.

This short piece should hopefully allow you to see what strength and conditioning is and my personal view on the key roles as a strength and conditioning coach. These roles should help to understand why strength and conditioning is important and the benefits it possesses.

If you’re ready to take your athletic performance to the next level arrange your Free 30 Minute Consultation now.

Move Well.

Jack Daysley

S&C Coach/Personal Trainer

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