Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Build A Powerful, Athletic Body, #2

This phase of training seems to be the one that alot of people want to skip! Yet, the first phase of athletic training is foundational and prepares you for the more intense training to come later....skip this phase of training, and you're headed for injuries!

NOTE TO PARENTS AND COACHES OF MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES: YOU NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME IN THE 1ST PHASE OF SPORTS TRAINING! ABOUT 75% OF THE YOUNG ATHLETES I TAKE ON AS CLIENTS HAVE LOW BACK PROBLEMS, JOINT PROBLEMS AND INADEQUATE CORE STRENGTH.

IN EVERY CASE, IT IS BECAUSE THEY STARTED TRAINING THE LIMBS (ARMS AND LEGS) FIRST INSTEAD OF STRENGTHENING THE CORE. THE CORE IS WHERE ALL MOVEMENT BEGINS SO YOU MUST STRENGTHEN AND STABILIZE THE CORE FIRST. ALSO, NO YOUNG ATHLETE NEEDS TO "MAX OUT" ON LIFTS SUCH AS SQUATS, DEADLIFTS AND BENCH PRESS.


Phase 1 - General Physical Preparation

This phase of training prepares you for the more intense phases to follow. General strength and conditioning is accomplished by strengthening the core and all other major muscle groups and joint structures. The cardiovascular and nervous systems are also developed.

This phase of training is also used to rehabilitate injuries and correct any postural dysfunctions. Strength training is high volume and low intensity.

This means training with lighter weights and higher repetitions. All athletes need this phase of training. Elite athletes won't need as much time in this phase as a beginning or low-level athlete.

Don't neglect the foundational phase of sports training in favor of the "more glamourous" sport-specific phase of training! You need to build your body's strength and stabilization foundation first!

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