What is Strength & Conditioning?
Strength and Conditioning (S&C) is the physical and physiological development of athletes through exercise prescription for improved sport performance. S&C coaches provide individually designed, evidence-based training programs that are designed to provide optimal strength, recovery, and fitness gains.
Who needs S&C Input?
S&C coaches have traditionally only been used with professional athletes. Modern day S&C coaches now work with a number of different people, from professional athletes, to sedentary individuals looking to increase their activity levels. S&C programs can also start from a very young age. Evidence shows that strength training can reduce the incidence of injury by nearly 50% and that there are no risks or implications for resistance training for children as even young as 10.
What can S&C do for you?
An S&C coach has the ability to develop scientifically based strength and fitness programs for people of all ages. This evidence-based approach allows for quicker and safer improvements in strength, and/or achievement of fitness goals. S&C coaches can also provide expert advice on training programs during pre-season and during competition. For example; did you know that during competition periods, you should only be training at 40-70% of your pre-season volume? This is just one the many simple and effective strategies athletes can use to approach their sport and training. S&C can also help people accurately monitor physical/sport loads and use this information to reduce the chances of injury by 3-5x.
How do I get S&C input?
If you would like to know more about strength and conditioning, or would like to have a program developed to help with your sport and/or fitness goals, then book in for a time to see me. Using S&C principals, as well as my background in sports physiotherapy, I have the ability to develop programs for performance, injury prevention, and rehabilitation for people of all levels. I am available at Flex Norwood on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
APA Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, ASCA Strength & Conditioning Coach