for Maximal Strength – Part II”
-“Athlete Performance Testing & Fitness
1 – TRAINING FOR MAXIMAL STRENGTH – PART II
most important factors in training for “maximal strength”
are the choice of exercise, the exercise intensity (“load”),
and the volume of training (# of repetitions combined
with the frequency of training). Other factors that may
be of importance include the technique and tempo of the
lift, training to failure, the amount of recovery between
sets and between training sessions, and the order of exercise.
We will examine these assisting factors in: MAXIMAL STRENGTH
TRAINING – PART II.
– PERFORMANCE TESTING & FITNESS ASSESSMENTS
you are training specifically for a sport OR if you are
training for general fitness, periodic evaluations of
your strength and other physical attributes can be both
educational and inspirational. Tests can help determine
your weaknesses so that your training program can be altered
to address areas that may be hampering performance. For
example, a poor leg strength test and poor vertical jump
test may suggest that a focus on leg strength should be
made. This may be the first step toward improving vertical
testing judges the effectiveness of a training program,
identifies the amount of detraining following an injury
OR other lay-off from training, and reflects the commitment
of the athlete to their training program. This testing
can also help motivation, goal setting, practice design,
and determines conditioning emphasis.
testing, goal setting is appropriate and encouraged to
further increase motivation. Goals should be attainable,
sensible, and developed through short-term training to
encourage frequent self-assessment to monitor progress.
Finally, training logs assist achievement of measurable
results and provide detailed histories and may identify
ineffective (OR effective) training methodologies.
of off-season testing -- indicates effectiveness of program
testing -- guards against detraining effects of season
-- manipulate conditioning volume based
on these results
of season testing – to assist off-season program design