Reduce Injuries and Improve Your Athletic Performance!

Too many high school athletes sitting on the sidelines, missing their sports season due to an injury that could have easily been prevented.  It is a proven fact that conditioning is the foundation for any great athlete. Aside from one’s natural ability, it is the conditioning of each athlete that will determine his or her ultimate potential. It is our goal to condition the athlete to be able to perform at their highest level while minimizing their risk for injury.

Sport Conditioning Benefits

  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Stability
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Injury Post-Rehab
  • Endurance
  • Muscle Hypertrophy
  • Bodyfat Reduction

Many athletes have musculoskeletal imbalances that need to be corrected through a proper, progressive, and integrated stretching and strengthening program. (See Corrective Exercise Training)

However, after those imbalances have been corrected, it is important to follow a progressive, integrated training program to keep athletes of any age performing at their highest level, while minimizing risk of injury.  A Sports Training Program will include flexibility, cardiorespiratory, core, balance, plyometric, speed, agility, quickness, and resistance training; and will be designed to optimize the athlete’s performance in their particular sport without overtraining.  Sometimes trying to reach an ultimate goal can lead to overtraining, which can easily lead to injury.

When this happens, you cease making progress, and can even begin to lose strength and fitness. Overtraining not only can cause setbacks in training, but it can lead to aching muscles, joints and bones and even serious injury.  Training too hard can also result in loss of strength and an increase in body fat – the opposite result athletes want to achieve.  Also attributed to overtraining are symptoms that include mood changes, emotional instability and decreased motivation.

More alarming is the risk to long-term health – bone health in particular. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, exercising too much can lead to a reduction of bone density, which can cause bone fractures and osteoporosis later in life.

If you want to improve strength and endurance through exercise, a certified personal fitness trainer will work up to that goal gradually to give you time to train properly.
For the best results, combine a good mix of strength training, cardiovascular training and proper nutrition. For athletes who want to achieve certain goals, consulting with a professional athletic trainer or personal trainer who is knowledgeable in the specific sport. Even if you only use a trainer on occasion, stick to their guidelines. If they’re good at what they do, they can help you achieve the next level without taking you past your limits.
One important thing to remember: Stick to a good diet and Stay hydrated!

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