It is a common misconception among coaches that strength and conditioning can only be achieved by lifting weights in a gym. There are several problems with this approach that could lead to injury and a loss of performance. A balanced approach to strength and conditioning that improves an athlete’s natural ability and targets muscle groups is a much better way to coach strength and conditioning.
Athleticism over strength
Muscle is what creates movement in your body. Without muscles, we’d be pretty useless as a species. Stronger muscles create quicker, more powerful movements over muscles that are weaker. This is where many coaches get confused about how to improve muscle strength.
Before an athlete even looks at a gym, a coach must evaluate their natural strength and how their body reacts to their own body weight. If an athlete cannot perform a proper push-up, sit-up, squat or pull-up, this will … Read MoreRead More »