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On this site, you’ll find sport-specific training advice for your favorite sport.
A sport specific program is intended to improve key areas of conditioning for your sport, so you can focus on the right things, and improve faster than your competition.
Areas of sport conditioning include coordination, speed, power, strength, flexibility, mental acuity and endurance. Each sport requires a different mix, and puts different pressures on the human body.
If you want to understand how to design a sport specific fitness program for yourself or athletes you coach, you’re in the right place. Topics covered will include training for power, endurance, and flexibility, as well as rehabilitation, reduction of injury risk, and nutrition.
Why Is A Sport Specific Program Important?
The bottom line is your body only has so much energy to change it’s physical characteristics, and your time to train is limited. If your sport requires more endurance than power, training for power is a mistake because it will diminish your ability to train for endurance. It’s best to create a training routine that is tailored to your sport, your position, and even your style of play, as much as possible.
Creating A Sport Specific Program
There are widely differing opinions on how to design a sport specific fitness program, but here at Piranha Sports Fitness we strive to provide you with the most recent evidence-based approaches to developing skill, endurance and power. We want to help you pay attention to the areas that will allow you or your players to improve faster than the competition.
Balance is important to have an effective fitness program, regardless if it is sport specific or general. Especially if you are exercising to improve a specific function, such as an increase in your vertical jump, you will need balance in your workout to prevent injury. If a particular program is too general, then an athlete will not gain any significant skills in respect to the sport he or she plays. On the other hand, if the program is too specific, the athlete might have muscle imbalances or conditioning imbalances. There are also risks of over-training.
It is up to you to prepare yourself, or if you are a coach, it is up to you to prepare your athletes. Everybody involved in the training must actively participate. It all starts with a training program informed by the most recent training advances in your sport.