Athletic Trainer - Sports Conditioning
Athletic Trainer - Sports Conditioning: To improve fitness and sports performance, physical conditioning is often included in athletic sports and exercise training. Physical conditioning usually has multiple components, including power, strength, speed, balance, agility, coordination, and endurance.
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Generally, conditioning exercise is moving your body in such a way that it increases physical fitness and athletic skill. This decreases the risk of any sports injury. When working on conditioning we also focus the athlete's thought process. As you watch players looking sharp at the start of there game but begin to make mistakes as the game goes on. Athlete's minds generally slow down before there body.
Practicing moving and accelerating faster helps to condition the neuromuscular system to improve the firing patterns of fast twitch muscle fibers. Two variations of basic speed training are assisted and resisted speed training. Assisted training (also called overspeed training) helps to improve stride frequency. Resisted speed training helps to improve speed-strength and stride length. With over 90 percent of our athletes we spend a good portion of our speed work focusing on directional changing and explosive starts.
Strength training increases maximal force production. Assuming as a result, more force can be produced in the same period of time, strength training alone can increase power. However, it makes more sense to increase both maximal force production and the rate of force development. This can be achieved through power training. Both strength and power training are integral to improvement of speed. Power training is the amount of weight divided by time to move the weight. I want to give a simple exaggerated example. Athlete 1 is 250 lbs and he is going to run and try to knock you over from 3 yards back, but it takes him 3 seconds to move his body 3 yards. Athlete 2 is 200 lbs but will cover 3 yards in .5 of a second. Ahltete 1 will hit you with 83.3 lbs of pressure, while athlete 2 will hit you 400lbs of pressure. ***This is not the exact way we measure power, but will give you a general concept to understand how Power is a combination of strength and speed.
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