ATHLETE PERFORMANCE VS. GYM PERFORMANCE
Oftentimes we see evidence that coaches believe the number on the bar or weight lifted is the biggest dictator of an athletes success and performance. We are here to argue that point.
Instead we are focused on posture, position, and learning how to create speed throughout the lifts. Compensatory acceleration training refers to minimizing the turnover time from eccentric to concentric while continually gaining speed as leverage favors the athlete.
Lift slow.. and you’ll be slow. Lift fast and you’ll be fast 💨
The “how” you perform the lifts also relates to the positions we hold throughout exercise. A great example would be the squat in any form or variation. Next time you are in the gym look at others positions: are their toes forward? Are they duck footed? Where do their knees track as they squat? Now think about sprinting, jumping, and cutting in sport. Are there certain positions that help the athlete produced more force aka speed? What positions would leave them more susceptible to injury?
If you are training athletes and NOT asking yourself these questions we have room to improve. Athletes are not being paid or supported because of how much weight they lift… they are paid for their performance in sport.
Having direction & intention within your training is a separator. No one cares what you lift in the weight room; it needs to have carryover and a direct impact on performance.
We want to help you coaches.