Strength and Power
The Training Room’s Strength and Power Program focuses on developing strength and power to optimize athletic performance and reduce the risk of injuries for athletes ages 12 and older. In addition to the documented benefits supporting a properly prescribed and supervised strength training program for youth athletes (1, 2), current research has proven that both pre-adolescent children and adolescents can achieve training-induced improvements in muscular strength (3, 4, 5, 6). Scientific research also reveals close associations between muscular strength and running speed (7), muscular power (8, 9), change of direction speed (10), plyometric ability (11), and endurance (12).
TTR Performance’s roots are anchored in the sports medicine community and we are committed to developing and preparing all of the active people we work with to not only maximize their athletic performance but also to reduce the risk of sport related injuries for all. In 2011, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association suggested that approximately 50% of overuse injuries within youth sports could be preventable in part with appropriate preparatory conditioning (13).
Individualized programs are designed for each athlete in our strength and power program based on their age, skill level, sports demands, and goals. Training plans are periodized and adjusted regularly based on the athlete’s age, training competency, training frequency, adaptation to training, and competitive season. The training process progresses from general bodyweight movements and simple implements to advanced plyometrics, barbell lifts and sport-specific needs. Training sessions are 60 minutes and carefully supervised by our professional strength and conditioning staff. All Strength and Power programs incorporate methods and modalities to develop and enhance various strength qualities such as explosive strength, rate of force development, speed strength, eccentric strength, strength endurance, and maximum force development.
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