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     Over the last few decades, there have been extraordinary advances in sports medicine and exercise science, particularly sports performance.  These two disciplines have become more integrated in the design of off-season and pre-season training protocols.  Working together, they address kinetic weaknesses, overuse injuries and help the athlete increase power output in the safest environment possible.      

     Most programs at the high school level only address training in one or two planes of motion while neglecting to improve proprioception, dynamic stabilization through the lumbo-pelvic-hip-complex, and correcting poor movement patterns.  Too much emphasis on weightlifting in a single plane of motion and not enough on proper movement mechanics utilizing multiplanar movements limit the athletes' progression while making the athlete more susceptible to injury.  Adding reactive neuromuscular training (RNT) into your regimen helps elicit more of a type II muscle fiber response while also training the myotatic stretch reflex, spending more time utilizing exercise that mimics game time speeds and scenarios using light muscle loading, will increase power output faster than weight training alone.

     The last part of the equation is the recovery process.  The recovery process is consistently overlooked but is the most significant part of the equation for success. If we do not allow for sufficient recovery, we systematically increase inflammation within the joint capsule and the muscles.  This leads the athlete on a path to pain, tendonitis, poor movement patterns, and eventually severe injury. The periodization of your program should include periodic recovery days to ensure full recovery by the athlete. For more information on how I can help your athletes, don't hesitate and send me a message.

Thank you for stopping by,

-Coach Jesse Schwiegerath