I think there are 3 dynamics of athletic-based strength and conditioning that have to be accounted for regardless of the setting, "Physical Fitness, Healthiness, and Readiness."
Physical fitness is somewhat of a transient term because it's always evolving (progressing/maintaining/regressing) during a training cycle. Some qualify baseline fitness using maximum oxygen consumption while others use poundage or expressions of power as a means of…Continue
Added by John Mikula on September 22, 2018 at 1:18pm — No Comments
This is an excerpt from my book Athletic Development – The Art & science of Functional Sports Conditioning that I thought was particularly timely.
“We do not coach in a vacuum. Within our society we have some…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on September 16, 2018 at 4:10pm — No Comments
Work capacity is the ability to tolerate a workload and recover from that workload. In order for an athlete to improve they must be able to do a certain threshold amount of work. They must be able to work at a level that will ensure enough stress to achieve an optimum adaptive response. If they cannot do the work, they will not improve. Therefore, the goal with this type of individual would be to build a work capacity base that fits the specific demands of the…Continue
Added by Vern Gambetta on September 4, 2018 at 8:59am — No Comments