Sport Specific Training: How to Get it Right

Human Performance Trainer Education

In my previous article and video, we looked at some of the common practices masquerading as sport specific training. Now, let’s examine some tried and true principles that actually create transfer of weight room gains into sport performance.


First, as an athlete progresses in training age, from novice to advanced, or as he gets closer to the competitive event/season, training should shift from general to specific.


General to Specific

General exercises are aimed at preparing the body by building basic parameters for sport performance, such as strength, power, and conditioning. The purpose of general exercises, used in General Preparatory Phases (GPP), is to build a foundation of fitness and movement, upon which specific qualities can be built.


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