SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINING
Sports specific training from amateur to professional, including, Tennis, Golf, Skiing, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Running, Biking, Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, All Fighting Sports etc, require overall conditioning, strength and flexibility to establish a baseline throughout the year. The higher your baseline the higher you can achieve in your given sport. The higher your training load, day-week-monthly without over training or injury the more success you will have. Improve your technique and improve your performance.
GENERAL AND SPECIFIC TRAINING
General Training and Specific Training are essential for an athlete to achieve his or her goals. The greatest effect of special training can only be achieved when the training exercises mimic the competitive event’s structure and form. General training, when optimally combined with special training, promotes recovery.
DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS for SPORTS
Each sport would require different strength and flexibility and endurance levels, a gymnast vs a golfer etc. Although each needs a high baseline to draw from to achieve the desired goal. All sports require Strength Training, one of the main reasons why it is so effective is in improving speed of movement. In general, the greater your strength levels, the faster you can move your trunk and limbs.
RESULTS of TRAINING
As a result, you will be able to hit the ball harder to increase the distance of the hit as in golf as well as increasing the speed of ball movement as in the tennis serve. Another example is in Golf where increases in strength of the rotary muscles of the trunk, can equate to an additional 40-50 yards on your drive. In Baseball, the better long-ball hitters and pitchers do considerable strength training. Strength training and overall conditioning can greatly increase your playing longevity. When strength and technique are combined your increases are more significant.
TWO BASIC WAYS of TRAINING
There are two basic ways of improving athletic performance. One is technique the other is physical capabilities. In Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, or Olympic-lifting, developing specific strength is also used to increase technique, as an example in the squat position one of the main faults is inability to maintain the natural curvature of the spine. By developing greater strength of all the core muscles you will have a stable spine and a more effective and safe squat!
TWO TYPES of TRAINING
Both Aerobic and Strength Training are needed. The greater the strength level the greater the aerobic level and vice versa. You need both to maximize your abilities and achieve the highest levels of performance!
HOW TO PRACTICE TRAINING
Your practice should be more difficult than your competition! Keep in mind the amount of energy you expend in competition is 25% greater than practice because of heightened emotional state. By progressively increasing your intensity of training, rotating your exercises and recovery methods and also monitoring your physical well-being (resting heart-rate, sleeping habits, emotional state, diet etc.) you will be able to increase your training load and make the competition more successful. This is what it takes to compete in today’s sports which are quicker, faster, and more intense than ever before.
RESTORATION TYPES for TRAINING
Restoration methods are extremely important to help stay away from overtraining and injury. The faster you can restore yourself the higher training load you can maintain. The higher your training load the greater chance of success! They could include steam, sauna, jacuzzi, all types of massage, accupressure, accupuncture, foam rolling, stretching, a short walk etc. Rotating your methods is advised.
At All goals fitness your goals, history, timeline, medical and physical assessment will be taken including weight, body-fat analysis(fat-mass/lean-mass) for losing fat, gaining muscle goals, or sport-specific goal. Also strength and flexibility testing of all joints to address symmetry issues and weak/tight areas that can lead to injury! The idea is to injury proof yourself and master technique to achieve your goal. We pledge to use all methods mentioned in this article and teach you all this and more to empower you to reach your goal and increase your knowledge whether amateur or professional.