Part of our mission at Wake Barbell is to help educate and inform athletes on the best to ways to train to optimize practice and performance, which maximizes dynamic correspondence and increases athletic development. An overarching part of this is to help teams, as a whole, instead of individual athletes, so as to maximize their effectiveness.
PERFORMANCE PROFILING AND TESTING
The best kind of training is that which is based on assessment and testing. At Wake Barbell we believe that If you are not assessing, you are guessing and to understand what a team truly needs to optimize performance you must do analysis—structural, performance, lifestyle and psychological.
Here we look at KPI (Key Performance Indicators) as it relates to the team/athlete needs, team/athlete goals, and the demands of the sport. These KPIs help us know where to take the training for the team by addressing the most necessary needs of the team.
This profiling also includes nutritional analysis of the team as well as athletes and sleep analysis, if needed. What we put in our bodies is important when it comes to optimizing performance as well as how we recover. Sleep is the best and cheapest form of recovery, from a monetary standpoint, and can mean the difference in a standout performance and injury.
This is the idea of transfer of training. The best kind of training is that which has the maximum amount of transfer to the sport being played and is also rooted and grounded in scientific principles and proven practices.
The best kind a program for a team is one that maximizes the team’s dynamic correspondence, increases the team’s overall athletic development as well as increases team communication and flow in the sport.
Strength and Conditioning is but one part of athletic development, but it is an important part as it pertains to increasing speed, agility, strength, power and conditioning.
This part done right can give an athlete, confidence on the field, court or pitch, as well as making sure the athlete can adapt to any circumstance or situation by overcoming structural weaknesses and taking advantage of the weakness of the other team.
This part done right can also give a team/athlete an advantage in reducing the changes of injuries, especially non-contact injuries within collision sports.