So many "trainers" out there believe in working 90% of the time to make an athlete 10% better! At Evolve we are constantly striving to use valuable time to improve all aspects of athleticism for our Youth, High School and Professional Athletes. Spending time doing ladder drills and jumping up on boxes and standing on vibrating platforms all have their place. But here is the bottom line.
The key to improving your speed, agility, explosive power and athletic performance has it's roots in one thing! "The development of high level Strength while maintaining athleticism. If you want to run faster we do not suggest Running a lot....your time is better spent developing the muscles such as the glutes, hamstrings, hips and larger muscle groups to generate more power and overall speed. Think about it like a race car. The race car gets faster, more agile and decelerates more quickly when more horsepower is added...it becomes more agile and develops better stopping power through upgrades to the vehicles suspension and tires. This is the same concept that pertains to athletes.
Athletes want to maintain an optimal weight with proper body fat content that suits the sport they are playing. Athletes are getting bigger and bigger in turn getting stronger and stronger. Look at a short distance sprinter or an NFL running back...they are made of solid lean muscle.
Building a powerful posterior chain and developing core stability will be the key to becoming a more effective athlete. At Evolve we focus on these things and have had great success developing high level athletes.
The squat, deadlift, reverse hyper extension combined with Kettlebell work creates an athlete that is not only superior when it comes to short term performance, but the conditioning values added by extensive kettlebell training allows them to maintain a high level of performance for an extended period of time, which in turn gives them more and more of an advantage as the game progresses. Evolve training also helps reduce the chance of injury by building strong connective tissue in the joints.
Our Conjugate Method of training also prevents athletes from accommodating to the workout and adapting to movements. When there is no adaptation the athlete continues to get better and better the more they train. Evolve has spent 20 years perfecting this system and it shows in the performance and success of our athletes.
So...next time a "trainer" has your youth athlete running and doing ladder drills for an hour straight, think about what REALLY makes an athlete more explosive, agile and conditioned.
THE KEY IS STRENGTH! Functional and Athletic Strength!