Strength & Conditioning Training Vancouver
Many people's image of strength & conditioning consists of lifting weights in the gym. While weight lifting definitely has its benefits for athletes, it is just the tip of the iceberg. How to lift weights, what type of muscles to focus on, fast twitch vs slow twitch muscle fibers, running/sprint technique, core training, and flexibility are some of the main topics we cover in our training.
But we don't just coach you the above, we'll teach you how to use it in your sport and practice body control in sport specific situations eg. How to properly go into a shoulder to shoulder challenge, using your opponents strength against them, shielding the ball, proper arm placement in both offense and defense.
Most athletes want to get faster but never undergo the necessary training to actually increase their speed. Many professional and college teams look for players that are explosive on the field. Our sprint training teaches exactly that. The sole aim of this program is to make the athlete more explosive and increase their sprinting speed. This program typically requires 3 months of consistent training to really reap the benefits.
To increase your sprint speed, one needs to ensure their posture is correct, take large strides and swings with the arms, and use your achilles tendon as a spring while you use the balls of your feet. If you are looking at someone head-on it, you would see that the core of the body has minimal movement while while your arms and legs are producing all of the power. While you may have an idea of what proper running form is, those that don't have proper body control are not able to run properly which leads to losing speed.
- You are not flexible, and your core is weak so when you drive your knees up to sprint, your body tilts
- You are not able to keep your heels off the ground and cant run with the balls of your feet
- By moving your arms and legs too quickly, you lose your center of balance and have energy leaks in your system causing you to lose speed
Signing Up For A Training Session
- Fill out our contact form with a brief player background
- We will then schedule a quick meet-up/phone call to discuss what you are looking to get out of a session
- Determine time/place
- Feedback after a session on improvement points based on the coaches analysis
*Training sessions can be divided up between soccer performance training and strength and conditioning eg. 90 min session 60min soccer performance 30min strength and conditioning