Spring is back and you have probably already started back your favorite sports outdoors. Did you know that you could improve your sports performance by following a specialized weight training program built for your sport? If you are someone who likes to surpass himself and overcome your plateaus of sports performance, then a sport-specific training program is the solution !
For instance, if you practice running. The hip muscles are key muscles to work on and to strengthen so it allows you to use less energy and oxygen at every stride and thereby prevent injuries. If you are an expert at mountain biking, your abdominals and lower back muscles have to be really strong. You must work these muscles in agreement with your current physical condition. This is why giving the same sports-specific training program to everybody practicing the same sport is not logical because everybody have their own limitations. Since we do not all have the same flexibility, bone density, muscle quality, coordination, postural alignment, it is imperative to respect these individualities.
The fastest way to increase athletic performance is to first start by correcting your postural alignment and train your postural muscles.
First, here are some benefits of having a perfect postural alignment:
2- Major decrease in the risk of injuries
3- Increased joint stability
4- Better balance and mastery of the gravity line
5- Increased energy levels
6- Decreased stress levels due to muscular compensations
7- Improved digestion
After performing postural corrections, a specific weight training program combined with myofascial stretches is the secret to optimize your performance while decreasing the risk of injuries. Each muscle must be trained in relationship with your type of muscle fibers and the sports event. For example, a distance runner will not train his quadriceps the same way as a gymnast.Yet both sports requires a contribution of quadriceps, but the runner for its part need much more endurance while the gymnast needs strength and explosiveness. I think you see where I am getting, the desired muscle quality is different in every sport. So, even though the exercises might be the same at some times, the number of sets, the repetitions range, the tempo as well as the rest between the exercises will never be the same. For instance, the distance runner would benefit from doing sets of 100 repetitions on squat. However the gymnast would need to do sets closer to 4 to 10 repetions according to the periodization.
At JFT INTL, our philosophy is to respect the individuality of each person. Our personal trainers are qualified to teach you sports-specific training programs that goes with your type of muscle fibers in order to let you surpass yourself in your favorite sport.
Contact us now to make an appointment for your postural correction and to get a sports-specific training program that suits your needs.
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