Was That A Strength And Conditioning Plan?
Did you really provide a strength and conditioning plan? Are you what you claim to be?
Did you know that the fastest way to devalue a service is to claim that you can provide that service when you are not qualified to do so?
I am referring to those who offer “strength and conditioning” training. Far too many people (most often personal trainers, physios, sports trainers, team coaches) offer this service to expand their client base, and appeal to athlete populations. However, the results are that this service is provided at well below a sub optimal level, as the individual offering the service lacks the knowledge and skills to develop and implement correctly balanced strength and conditioning training programs.
Let’s be frank, unless you are a qualified strength and conditioning coach with the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA), you are not qualified to be providing this style of training or programs. By doing so, you provide a poor service, and a poor reflection of what true strength and conditioning coaches provide, effectively devaluing our service.
The message is simple, if you want generalised training, see a personal trainer. If you want sports skills and tactical development with activities directly related to that sport, see your Sports Trainer If you want rehab, to decrease injury risk, or to optimise movement patterns see your physio.
But if you are an athlete wanting a structured, highly effective yearly periodised plan to promote your optimal athletic development customised to your sport and specific requirements, you should consult with an accredited strength and conditioning coach.
It’s time for everyone to recognise their appropriate scope of qualifications, and advertise the services they are qualified to deliver. By doing this, we can work together to provide our specialised services to promote your optimal athletic development.
The question is, where do you get your training plan from?
Why not consult with us where we review your current training plan, movement pattern and performance requirements? Why not experience the difference of what a true strength and conditioning plan can do for your performance?
With more than a decade’s experience, be sure to ask for Jase, Enliven’s accredited strength and conditioning coach and performance expert.