Crudely, the term “sport-specific training” means being able to duplicate or imitate a specific skill or aspect of one’s sport or activity in the weight room atmosphere. It can also mean focusing on the muscle groups that will allow you to excel in a particular sport of your choice.
To get the most from your training sessions, you must adapt to the specific needs and goals of your program. For those training for sport, your program must be aimed at the specific requirements of that sport. This includes training the muscles that are predominantly used, and with the right methods to achieve strength, power, or endurance, whatever is the need.
When we learn an activity, the brain remembers the movement pattern and next time we try to do the same movement, the brain remembers and executes the exact sequence of events. If we train the body in a specific way, when it comes to sport, the body will try to replicate the action we have taught it. If our work in the weight room is contradictory to that of the sport, we are likely to have technique problems and possibly even injure ourselves. Train your body in your specific movement patterns and you will achieve more in your sport.
Art in Fitness provides sports specific training to different sports teams in the Perth metropolitan area. We are able to provide sport specific training in most key sports including Cricket, AFL, rugby, football (soccer) basketball and more. Contact our personal trainers or come into our studio to discuss further.