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Smart questions we do answer before creating a workout plan in sports

Often one thinks of each training as specific training for a sport.

Yet there are three questions we can ask ourselves:

  • How many sports are practiced sitting down?
  • How many sports are done in a stable position?
  • How many sports are practiced with patterns where only one part of the body moves?

We can say that for any good physical preparation there is a need for workout plan where the feet are in contact with the ground, with some exceptions and without the help of machines.

"What is it that we have always done and that we have always been wrong?" would say a famous coach. Sport and conditioning should consider strength, speed and power workout plan. You must remember that your athletes are not weightlifters or powerlifters and that the key to success is to put together the knowledge learned by the coaches on the field with that learned by the coaches in the gym, trying to improve performance and reduce injuries with a balanced workout plan.

The science behind workout plan choices

Training stability and strength is important
The new paradigm that has been introduced in the last twenty years is to work the "kinetic chain", that is, a new way of seeing the old definitions of flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction. Moreover, we have moved from insertional anatomy to functional anatomy, which has opened our eyes to new ways of thinking about training itself. So, no more isolated movements but movements of the chain.

Revisiting workout planning methods

In recent years, gyms have oriented more towards the world of barbells and introduced many small tools such as Kettlebell and Medicine balls for clients workout plan. The interior looks more like a training field with a lawn for accelerating/decelerating exercises and weight-lifting areas.
Running to run, yes, but how long?
The knowledge of the world of rehabilitation and athletic performance has been combined, with the sole aim of reducing risks and injuries. It must be said that over time the athletic performance has been able to overcome the phase where the preparation workout plan was only lifting weights or doing easy exercises on unstable surfaces.

Analyzing the questions of sport

We have often seen that many professionals use the same way of testing their athletes:

  • Test the athlete
  • Analyze data
  • Denote conclusions

Many speed or power sports athletes are tested on the ergometer cycle to calculate their VO2max and often obtain poor outcomes compared to the expectation.

Jumps are useful for training agility
Why is that? The reason for this may be the workout plan to specific sports requirements:

  • An athlete who often uses fast fibers and explosive movements will surely perform poorly in a prolonged aerobic effort;
  • Often an athlete who practices team sports is not used to giving his all on a bike;
  • Steady-state workout plan often decreases the natural qualities of an explosive athlete.

That's why cyclists choose bikes, rowers’ row, and runners want to run.

Parachute training all'aperto
We are now realizing after many years that for a while we have simply analyzed data. Now we are appreciating in our workout plan the use of tools that improve and emphasize qualities such as speed and specific power as well as general physical preparation.
Many sportsmen and women cannot understand how, after having covered kilometers and kilometers, they are not explosive and have a loss of power in their shots. Running long distances is not the right workout plan for the body to run short distances fast and is certainly not an effective way to improve repeated sprint performance.

Identifying and implementing key qualities in a workout plan

Outdoor plank
Workout plan for a sport such as soccer or tennis allows the athlete must alllow them to sprint and decelerate in multiple directions, not run a steady ten kilometers. A soccer player may cover ten kilometers in a match and a tennis match lasts up to two hours. This is unquestionable, but the questions we need to ask ourselves are:

  • At what speed and with what timing?
  • Is the player in a constant movement?

The key to sport conditioning is to improve sport performance and increase skill, speed and power production.

The key points to analyze could be for a perfect preparation workout plan:

  • Does the sport require sprints or jumps?
  • Do you have to stop and start again frequently?
  • How long is the commitment?
  • Are the players always on the pitch?
  • If so, how much are they running and how much do they recover in thwir workout plan?
  • Can a fast and powerful athlete be in the top ten of his sport, if under a certain time in a distance or if he jumps a certain height?

Thus, the key to sports conditioning is to focus on training techniques that improve factors specific to sports performance and to increase the ability and production of speed and power.

Planks are useful for stabilizing the core

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