So I’ll pose the question: How do I design an effective strength and conditioning program? This is a very good question. I’ll get to the answer in a second, but I first want to say that even though there is a science and reasonable amount of logic involved in designing strength and fitness programs it is not an exact science. Now to answer your question I’m going to ask a question. What are your goals or what is the end result as it applies for the design of the program? This has everything to do with the result of your strength and conditioning program.
For starters, I would set up a program for a golfer in a different way than I would approach an NFL linebacker. Now having said that I still have a set program that incorporates the same lifts and techniques for the golfer as I would have for the linebacker. The only adjusted variable would be the volume of intensity, but I still expect to make the golfer as strong and fit as possible! Olympic weightlifting and kettlebell training have both been proven to be a huge and essential component in the production and achievement of optimal fitness and athletic performance. Knowing this you have a good gauge to know where to start in terms of your own training program.
Like I said, whether you are a golfer or a football player you need to be as optimally fit and strong as you can be in order to effectively compete in your sport! This also applies to everyday people who want to just simply get into shape. I have posed the question to friends in the past who wanted to get into shape and asked them at what part of their life did they feel they were in the best shape and the answers are all the same. They replied that it was when they played ball either in high school or college. In other words, it was their athletic past.
With this kind of response logic would say to train like an athlete would train. This is true as long as the person starting back approaches this with sound judgement and competent knowledge. So if you are going to design a strength program ask yourself what the goal or end result is. From here look into competently and with professional advice look into implementing variations of dynamic movements like Olympic and kettlebell lifting. Once you do this then simply go from there. Fine tune and use your own personal experience as to what works over time. You will get into the best shape of your life this way!
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