The goal in Athletic Skills Training is not to coach an athlete or strategize their game. Instead Vert. Trainers increase the athlete's capabilities by doing core and resistance work that mimics the athlete's body in motion sport specifically. Each sport requires a different dominant body movement and muscle group, and at times these have become over-worked by repetitive movements, thus, the antagonist muscles need to be addressed as well as the healing of strained muscles.
Common techniques in training athletes include:
Power: a mathematical formula typically expressed as Force x Velocity. Typical power training is typically done with great speed and heavier weight with approximately 12 repetitions.
Strength: the ability to exert force. Slower movements with heavier weight focused on the negative force (direction of gravity).
Speed: time it takes to reach a specified distance. A rate of motion. Broken down into single body part movements as well as entire body. Typically testing looking for improvements in times.
Agility: ability to change body's position requiring balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, and strength. To name a few: obstacles/ obstacle courses, hurdles, ladder steps.
Athletes show a large improvement in sport functionality when the above techniques are applied; however, these types of workouts are a progression and meant only for individuals well practiced in resistance training. Once individuals get to a certain capability, then they will progress to perform power, strength, speed, and agility workouts. A Vert. Trainer will be able to assess whether the athlete is ready to begin that level of exercise or design a program to progress them.
Trainer Athletic Experiences:
Trevor Marum has trained professionals in almost all major sports: baseball, soccer, basketball, football, track, and even UFC fighters. He has a collegiate and international background in soccer including have played for the Dallas Burn and Britain's Millwall Division 2 team.
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