Many sports use strength training as part of their training regimen, notably tennis, football, wrestling, track and field, rowing, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, hockey, rugby, soccer and many others.
Strength training is more than building size. It also has a lot to do with your ability to use your brain to recruit your muscle fibers. In other words, it is a skill. And like any skill, you only get better at it with repetition and training for strength is year round (with periodization, see below).
Sport-specific resistance training requires a more refined approach than simply lifting heavy weights to complete exhaustion. A physiological analysis of any game or event will confirm that most athletes require explosive power, muscular endurance, maximal strength or some combination of all three in order to excel. Rarely is pure muscle bulk the primary concern and when it is, other elements of strength are equally as important.
Some of the core elements our personal strength training focuses on are:
- Hypertrophy ( muscle size, mass)
- Maximum Strength
- Explosive Power
- Strength Endurance
- Periodization (Regiment that promotes different phases of development to maximize peak progress, development and performance)