Strength & Conditioning
Strength and Conditioning (S&C) is the selection and development of dynamic /static exercises used to improve physical performance. Whilst it originally benefited athletes it is now widely used in both the sporting world and more generally.
S&C is used to develop every area of the body and improve the way a person moves, with the intention of enhancing sporting or physical performance.
S&C means engaging in activity to improve performance and/or fitness; this is best accomplished by understanding general seven sports training principles: overload, reversibility, progression, individualisation, periodisation, and specificity.
General fitness training works towards broad goals of overall health and well-being, rather than narrow goals of sport competition, larger muscles or concerns over appearance. A regular moderate workout regimen and healthy diet can improve general appearance markers of good health such as muscle tone, healthy skin, hair and nails, while preventing age or lifestyle-related reductions in health and the series of heart and organ failures that accompany inactivity and poor diet.
There are many benefits to increasing one’s general fitness level, such as a reduction in stress, to feel better, a decreased likelihood of contracting many cardiovascular diseases, etc. Implementing or emphasizing an increased consistent level of physical activity is a surefire way to increase general fitness levels.
Resistance training forms an essential component of any fitness program because it helps build lean muscle mass and bone density. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you perform exercises for every major muscle group for at least eight to 12 repetitions on non-consecutive days. Many people don’t know where to begin when it comes to strength training and can’t afford a personal trainer. Group strength-training classes offer guidance at a minimal cost to participants, but designing classes that are fun, motivating and effective can be a challenge.