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How to Optimize Strength Training Transfer to Sport and Life

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Sport specific and functional training have been dominant buzzwords in the sport and fitness industries during the last few decades. Everyone’s talking about it. But is it working for them? What if these dominant trends have missed the point altogether, and very little if any of the strength training benefits are transferring to sport and or life? And what if it’s even worse than this – that the strength training being done in the name of ‘specificity and functionality’ are actually making the athletes and general population worse off?

Understandably no trainer or coach or athlete wants to embrace this possibility. At the same time, no one wants to be part of the problem either. If you have any doubts or reservations about whether the training you are doing is really transferring, here’s your chance to get the greatest insights into strength training transfer that you are ever going to get!

In the 1990s the buzzword was ‘sport specific’. The dominant paradigm was that you could only do exercises in the gym if they were ‘sports specific’. If you didn’t agree with another persons exercise selection all you needed to say was ‘But that’s not sports specific’; or alternatively ‘But what I do is sport specific’.

Post 2000 the ‘sport specific’ paradigm was replaced with the buzzword ‘functional’. You could only do exercises in the gym if they were ‘functional’. If you didn’t agree with another persons exercise selection all you needed to say was ‘But that’s not functional’; or alternatively ‘But what I do is functional!’

In the post 2000 world most coaches and trainers are too scared to lay prone or supine, or kneel on a bench; or do isolated exercises, or any exercises where their legs are not supporting their body weight; or exercises that do not involve ‘multiple planes’ – for fear of being accused that their exercises are ‘not functional’!

Both these self-righteous statements replaced the prior dominant behavior modification words of ‘But there is no research to support what you are doing’. Maybe in part because there was no research to support what the ‘sport specific’ disciples were saying!

Here’s the challenge with both of these paradigms – nobody really knew what they were talking about! Or what either of the buzzwords meant. What is a sport specific exercise? What is a functional exercise?

The closest anyone got was a visual interpretation of ‘that looks like what you would do in sport or daily life’.

Now if understanding the impact of exercise was as simple as anyone who called themselves a PT of strength coach (i.e. a minimum education of a two day course) looking at an exercise and saying ‘yes, that looks specific or functional’, then it would be really easy for everyone to succeed with their clients training goals. Unfortunately, and with no intent to hurt anyone’s feeling or burst their beliefs, I suggest it is not that simple.

And that is just the beginning of the limitations of what most base their exercise selection on. There are many other higher-level considerations that stand between the execution of strength exercises and transfer to sport or life. And that is why this area remains the final frontier that limits the majority of coaches and trainers from truly succeeding – the failure to understand transfer. It is and will continue to be the final hurdle in this industry, as mastery of transfer is far from simple and rarely mastered.

In this two-day seminar you will be exposed to 10 key points – and the theory and practice behind them – that will guarantee you will improve the transfer of your strength training to sport and life!

  1. The two types of training,
  2. The goal of off-field raining
  3. Performance enhancement vs. injury prevention
  4. Transfer vs. specificity
  5. The success is measured by the input not the output
  6. There is more to training than strength & conditioning
  7. The relative specificity of strength training
  8. Performance decrement from specific or functional training
  9. Hierarchy of specificity variables
  10. Role of shape under load in transfer to sport and life

Everyone has a theory or opinion, but no-one has a track record of success in transferring physical preparation to sport like Coach Ian King! Here’s your chance to learn the keys to success in transferring training to sport and or life!

For more infomation about King Sports International go to www.kingsports.net


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