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.
The science behind workout plan choices
Revisiting workout planning methods
Analyzing the questions of sport
- 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.
- 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.
Identifying and implementing key qualities in a workout plan
- 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.
- 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.