Strength and Conditioning

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.

Is a referral required?

A referral is not required for strength and conditioning.

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