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Training & Conditioning

Posted on February 27th, 2012 by Andries

Plyometric Training

Plyometrics (also known as “plyos”) is a type of exercise training designed to produce fast, powerful movements, and improve the functions of the nervous system for the purpose of improving performance in sports.

Plyometric movements, in which a muscle is loaded and then contracted in rapid sequence, use the strength, elasticity and innervations of muscle and surrounding tissues to jump higher, run faster, throw farther, or hit harder, depending on the desired training goal.

Plyometrics is used to increase the speed or force of muscular contractions, providing explosiveness for a variety of sport-specific activities.

Plyometric exercises involve an increased risk of injury due to the large forces generated during training and performance, and should only be performed by well-conditioned individuals. Good levels of physical strength, flexibility and proprioception will be achieved before commencement of plyometric training.

Power Plate®

Power Plate® equipment is the premium vibration device powering a new dimension in wellness solutions for all ages, lifestyles and physical abilities. It uses the principles of Acceleration Training™ to stimulate the body’s natural response to vibration.

Acceleration Training™ on Power Plate® equipment offers a host of benefits, ranging from an immediate improvement in blood circulation, to a variety of other measurable outcomes: such as increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved range of motion, decreased cellulite, increased bone mineral density, reduced pain and soreness and faster recovery.

Top athletes and everyday sports enthusiasts are always looking for better ways to train their body and gain a competitive edge. For serious athletes, workouts on the Power Plate® machines enhance the results of conventional training and explosive strength training, as well as serve athletes and trainers alike to speed recovery and regeneration times.

In just minutes, range of motion and stability can increase, providing a perfect warm-up before training or competing. As the vibrations stimulate fast-twitch muscle fibers, athletes who use Power Plate® machines over time experience a dramatic increase in explosive strength, motor learning, muscular endurance and overall agility.

Sport Specific Training

Sport Specific Training Programs helps dedicated sports people improve their sporting ability.

With the ever increasing level of competition, athletes have come to realize the importance of year round training programs that incorporate all areas of training specific to their sport, therefore specific times to peak as well as to prevent over-training.

The programs are individually designed to meet the specific needs of each athlete so that they may reach their true potential.

The best and quickest way to improve at your chosen sport is to analyze the specific sporting techniques and identify the key factors needed for perfection and ultimate performance.

Integration between the sport and the body is the most important factor. Factors such as what type of sport, position played in sport or role in the team, will determine what areas need to be improved and focused on.

Equilibrium is achieved through integration of optimal functional strength, power, core stability, balance, proprioception, reaction time, agility, decision making and technique. Only when the body is at total equilibrium, an athlete can perform optimally.