Wednesday, April 9, 2014

You are only as Good as you are Strong

Hello Everyone!

What happens when you get stronger?

It might sound like a silly question, but as an athlete it's vital to understand the effects that getting stronger has on your performance.

Sports are, in a grand sense, displays of force. The amount of force you generate is directly limited by your strength. You could have flawless mechanics, but if you can't generate a lot of force, you won't be performing at a very high level.

Becoming stronger allows you to apply more of ANYTHING. Opportunities like:

  • More force into the ground which can translate to more speed
  • More force into your opponent which allows for better execution
  • More force into the ground which can translate into higher jumps
But if you don't have the strength in the first place you are self-limiting yourself! You can't use what isn't there!
Strength gives you the opportunity to create more speed and higher jumps.
That's one of our "secrets" at AGSP. We train to make our athletes stronger which builds their "strength tanks" to give them as much opportunity to perform better as possible.

Maybe a better question to ask is, "What happens when you don't get stronger?".

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance

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