Friday, June 26, 2015

Strength training for sports performance

Coach Randy says there may be strong slow people, but there are no weak fast people.
Of the ten generally accepted dimensions used to measure general fitness (endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, accuracy), strength is the most important. We have been very vocal about this. Gains in strength often give you "free" gains in all of the other 9, but the reverse is not true.


Ric Rojas Running recognizes the effectiveness of getting strong to increase the power and speed of their track and field athletes. Sprinters, jumpers, and throwers need to generate lots of power and being strong is critical for that. Distance runners need more endurance than power, but they can use strength training to stave off injuries. We are proud that an elite running team like Ric's has chosen Barbell Strategy for their strength training. Look out next season, these athletes are going to be ready to win.

We love using strength training to improve the fitness of our community. We aren't meatheads lifting just to get huge. We believe that quality strength training improves quality of life for everyone, and we use the barbell to build you up, whatever your goals are.
Workout
5 rounds, 5 minutes each:
run 400
10 box jumps (step-down)