What is Strength and Conditioning?
It is unique to the individual: Based on stated client goals and movement assessments we will determine a program that specifically addresses your needs and concerns.
It considers performance from all angles: Mobility, Stability, Strength, Power, Endurance, Aerobic / Anaerobic systems...We will look to train all aspects of movement. To move a weight slowly or quickly or for long lengths of time all require different levels of performance from the body. Similarly to sprint or move at a steady pace for longer lengths of time require different energy systems to complete the task. People have natural strengths and weaknesses in training and often end up only training their strengths. We will train everything.
It is systematic: With proper progression and periodization we will be able to not only meet your goals but have continued progress for years to come.
What Is A Typical Session Like?
Each session will include all basic human movement patterns and will cover the entire body. There are no body part splits. Mobility is something to always be worked on and will be integrated into each session. A typical 60 minute session will ideally be composed of the following but will in reality take on many forms based on individual needs.
Strength and Conditioning Workflow...
Warmup (5-10 minutes)
Soft tissue prep
Joint mobility / stability
Activation / Power (10-15 minutes)
Introduce load to the body
Prime the nervous system
Activation of the core and intrinsic stabilizers
Strength "A": (15-20 minutes)
Strength "B": (15-20 minutes)
Conditioning: (10-15 minutes)
Intervals, sprints or complexes
What Clients Do You Train?
I work with clients of all ages, athletic backgrounds and injury conditions. Some clients have never been in a gym before and are simply looking to get more familiar and be able to work out on their own. Some clients are recovering from surgeries or managing orthopedic conditions and still want to workout safely. Others are lifelong athletes and are looking for variety in their programming or are training for a specific event. Whatever your background I'm confident we can get you on a path to meet your goals. If your specific consideration is out of my current understanding then I'll refer you to any number of super smart trainers or therapists who may be a better fit.
What Injuries Do You Work With?
Helping people with injuries and movement limitations is a particularly rewarding aspect of this work. I strongly believe that everyone, regardless of current restrictions can significantly improve their life by adding more movement to their daily routine. Proper regression and progression strategies are a hallmark of intelligent and mindful Strength and Conditioning programs. Movements that illicit pain are always avoided and if you are post surgery it will be required that you are cleared for strength training. If your specific consideration is out of my current understanding then I'll refer you to any number of super smart trainers or therapists who may be a better fit. Following are a list of injuries I have experience working with...
Tendinitis / Tendinosis
General low back / shoulder / knee pain
Rotator Cuff Tear