strength & conditioning
At its simplest form strength and conditioning is the practical application of sports science to enhance movement quality. It is predicated in evidence-based research and physiology of exercise and anatomy. We all move thus we can all benefit from a better quality of movement. Strength and conditioning is not only for athletes, nor is it a kettlebell swing, deadlift, sled push or battlerope drill. Although we associate these movements with strength and conditioning, they are only tools that aid in strength and conditioning.
We tend to focus on movement quality to improve performance. This can be in any given sport focusing on speed, strength and or power. At the same time, it could be improving performance in real-life scenarios, such as standing up with ease for elderly clients or picking up their grandchildren. Next, we focus on preventing injury by developing better movement patterns. This can especially help athletes to accelerate and extend their career. Another example of this could be a senior client working on their proprioception and balance to help decrease their fall frequency.
Additionally, strength and conditioning is a great way to transform your body and get tremendous results regardless of your experience level. It encompasses so much more than just weightlifting and focuses on a variety of tools to improve movement, overall health, and physical performance. Strength and conditioning used to be though of as a niche for athletes. As more people come to understand the extensive benefits of movement-based fitness, strength and conditioning is being utilized in most fitness settings. Methods can include plyometrics, speed, agility, mobility, core stability, endurance, weight training and so much more depending on the individual or teams needs!
Benefits of strength & conditioning
Increased Muscle Mass & Metabolism
Enhanced General Health
Faster Recovery Post Injury