Research has demonstrated that not only does training improve performance; it also shows that that incorrect training can cause decrements to performance. Using techniques such as plyometrics in some high-power athletes and sports-specific movements in others, strength & conditioning may improve physical function and athletic performance.
S&C is not limited to a type of training just done by elite athletes. Strength and conditioning training ultimately aims to get a person to move really well, and at the same time get them stronger and fitter for the demands of their everyday life and therefore can be undertaken all ranges of ages and fitness abilities. Done correctly it removes any chance of injury during training and drastically reduces the likelihood of injury whilst competing or during daily movements.
Strength training is a type of physical exercise specialising in the use of resistance to induce muscular contraction which builds the strength, anaerobic endurance, and size of skeletal muscles. When properly performed, strength training can provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well-being, including increased bone, muscle, tendon and ligament strength and toughness, improved joint function, reduced potential for injury,] increased bone density, increased metabolism, increased fitness, improved cardiac function, and improved lipoprotein lipid profiles, including elevated HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Training commonly uses the technique of progressively increasing the force output of the muscle through incremental weight increases and uses a variety of exercises and types of equipment to target specific muscle groups. Strength training is primarily an anaerobic activity, although some proponents have adapted it to provide the benefits of aerobic exercise through circuit training.
conditioning is a process whereby the heart and lungs are trained to pump blood more efficiently, allowing more oxygen to be delivered to muscles and organs. Aerobic conditioning is the use of continuous, rhythmic movement of large muscle groups to strengthen the heart and lungs (cardiovascular system). An improvement in aerobic conditioning occurs when an athlete exposes themselves to an increase in oxygen uptake and metabolism. But to keep this level of Aerobic conditioning the athlete must keep or progressively increase their training to increase their aerobic conditioning.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING BENEFITS:
- ALL ROUND BODY STRENGTH
- INCREASED POWER
- BETTER PERFORMANCE
ALL ROUND BODY STRENGTH:
Body strength is a major part of every sport or fitness activity: from running through gym work and conventional team activities. Strength and Conditioning will give more strength to your legs through squats and lunges which are the fastest way to increase speed.
Whether you are a professional athlete or trying to improve yourself at the gym a good Strength and Conditioning programme will help you to run faster, jump higher and attain your fitness goals through increased power.
You will see the rewards on the pitch as your confidence increases with an accelerating performance or off the field as your toned body will be the envy of your friends! The programme is a tough one but the results are worth it.
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