Our program's philosophy (as with most others) is to train movements, not muscles. Focusing on movement patterns will teach our athletes to be powerful through a large range of motion.
In training, we will focus on the same movement patterns that athletes produce on the field and/or court. With that being said, triple extension is a main emphasis in our program. Triple extension is the one movement pattern that all ground based sports have in common. We can mimic that movement in the weight room with the use of Olympic lifts. That is why Olympic progressions and principles make up the foundation of our strength program.
The focused and disciplined athlete will achieve the following by participating in this resistance training program:
During this phase, the power aspect will focus on building muscle mass (hypertrophy). This will also be the first phase of our Olympic progression. As always, proper technique and safety will be the main focus of these Olympic variations.
Here, the athlete will work on developing the new muscle that was gained during the first phase into strong, more powerful muscle. We will enter into the second phase of our Olympic progression. The athlete will use the technique that was used in the first phase to progress to a more advanced Olympic variation.
During this phase, the athlete should be working at peak performance. Peak performance means that the athlete is highly conditioned extremely powerful and explosive. The Olympic lifts are more advanced and combo lifts are introduced.