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  • Training Principles

    Integrated Training Paradigm
    Eccentric force reduction precedes concentric force production.  The greater the athletes eccentric strength, neuromuscular efficiency, and stabilization strength, the greater their concentric force production will be.


    Integrated Training Continuum
    Stabilization–Strength–Power. We must build a solid foundation or athletes will prematurely peak, limiting their potential.


    Multi-planar Training
    Must train in Sagital, Frontal, Transverse, and Combination planes of motion in order to ensure development of all muscles.  Muscles are optimized in differing planes of motion.


    Train with Optimum Posture
    This is a must for optimum efficiency and to avoid compensation.


    Train for Optimum Muscle Balance
    Agonists, antagonists, stabilizers, synergists, and neutralizers must have optimal length-tension and force-couple relationships to avoid injury and for optimal performance.


    Train for Optimum Muscle Function
    Even when isolating a weak muscle it must be done while integrating the entire kinetic chain when possible.


    Train Muscle Contraction Spectrum
    Muscles eccentrically decelerate, isometrically and dynamically stabilize, and concentrically accelerate; therefore, programs must focus on all types of contraction.


    Train Velocity Contraction Spectrum
    Must train specific speeds related to activity.  Rate of force production is one of the most indicative components of performance.