Strength and Conditioning 101 – what you need to know
For athletes, gym goers and personal trainers alike, the term “strength and conditioning” is often thrown into conversations and work out plans, with few having a true understanding on the science behind it and the benefits that it can bring if delivered effectively.
So, what is strength and conditioning training? Well, to put it simply, it’s the method of deconstructing exercise techniques to work on the fundamentals and mechanics of each movement that in turn enhances the performance of an individual. By performance, this is in relation to a client:
Improving recovery time
The UK fitness industry is healthier than it has ever been. With more gyms and more members, the market has seen its highest ever value exceeding £5bn with continued investment still expected as more opportunities for growth is available. With an increase in exposure to sports science and work out programmes, clients are receiving better returns and more engaging experiences from each session.
Here at Lifetime Training we understand the value that modern sports science can bring to any personal trainer or operator involved in the fitness industry. This can set you apart from the rest, drive better customer relationships and allow you to improve your craft.
Therefore, we wanted to showcase some benefits from adopting new techniques into your daily operations.
Strength and conditioning training feature a range of tools to improve health and physical performance in a variety of contexts. Focusing on these areas can be effective way in transforming your body and achieving great results.
With more accessibility to applications of strength and conditioning techniques and methods, personal trainers are growing a further understanding of the benefits of movement-based fitness which they can provide to all ranges of clients.
From core stability, endurance and plyometrics work, to weight training, there are several strength and conditioning solutions to utilise to reach the goals of your client.