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Multi Planar strength training
Here is a quote from John Jesse, in his “Wrestling Physical Conditioning Encyclopedia”
“The writer has consistently maintained over the years that very few, if any, athletes in the modern industrial culture, ever develop all -round body strength. Even those who accept the concept of progressive weight training overemphasize great strength development in the arms, shoulders and legs.
The majority of weight training programs designed for athletes emphasise lifting in the vertical plane with a straight back. Little emphasis is placed on a comparable level of strength development in the rotational muscles of the lower back, sides and abdomen.
Rotational, lateral and round-back vertical (upward) movements comprise the overwhelming majority of movements in the combative sports.”
This was written in 1974.
Unfortunately, these type of movements are often hard to quantify. This means that sometimes they are left out of programming because it is harder to show “progress” on a spreadsheet.
A good coaching and some athlete education will allow the athletes to realise progress in a more meaningful way: one that they can apply to their sport.
James has provided a wealth of experience and expertise to the Academy set up at London Welsh RFC in recent years. He has addressed both the physical and mental development of the players through innovative, player and position specific programmes which have resulted in each individual within the group developing towards their potential.
10 Apr 2019
Sporting success starts here
- Are you a sporting teenager who wants to get better?
- Do you play more than 1 sport?
- Do you want specific advice on how you can prepare for the matches ahead?
- Do you want to know how to balance school/ club sporting commitments?
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