What is Strength and Conditioning?Strength and Conditioning is more than lifting weights – it encompasses the entire physical development of the athlete and what is required to allow them to be the best physical version of themselves. This service includes a range of exercises to develop qualities such as mobility, stability, strength, power, speed and overall performance. Additionally, strength and conditioning programs play a vital role in injury prevention and injury rehabilitation.
What makes Strength and Conditioning different?Strength and conditioning coaches are university-educated professionals with a great understanding of human movement, proper mechanics and the ability to deliver exercise programs that develop and enhance various physiological qualities. Additionally, strength and conditioning plays a pivotal role in the multidisciplinary approach when clients are returning to activity post injury, utilising functional movements.
Who can benefit from Strength and Conditioning?
- General population wishing to improve certain fitness goals
- Athletic population aiming to improve sport specific performance
- Rehabilitation of injuries
- Long term athletic development in the youth population
What are some of the benefits?
- Strength training boosts dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin, making it a natural antidepressant
- A stronger trunk results in better posture
- 60% of people who weight train get an average of 7 hours or more of sleep per night
- Weight training lowers bad cholesterol and blood pressure
- Increased metabolism means you burn more calories when your body is resting
- Adding just 2 weight training sessions a week can reduce body fat by 7%
- With better muscle coordination overall body mechanics are improved
- Exercising increases the production of cells that are responsible for learning and memory