Our goal is to increase sports performance while simultaneously reducing the risk of injury. At FITLIFE Performance Training, located in Warminster, PA (Bucks County) we offer sports teams the perfect opportunity to improve their performance and come together in an ideal setting. Our proven training methods will focus on core stability/balance, speed mechanics, agility/quickness, reaction skills and proper strength training. We welcome teams in every sport, of any size, age, and ability. Our program is a great way to build team unity while preparing for the season. Weekly sessions can be completed in-facility, or off-site.
Our trainer lead Speed and Power sessions include but are not limited to:
- – Proper Dynamic Warm up
– Hip Mobility/Movement Prep
– ACL Injury Reduction Methods
– Speed/Running Mechanics
– Acceleration & Deceleration Training
– Max Velocity Speed
– Change of Direction/Movement Training
– Recovery & Regeneration
- – Power Training
- Olympic Lifting
Athletes from all over Bucks County, including Jamison, Richboro, Warrington, Southampton, Richboro, Newtown and Warminster, PA have benefited from our team performance training.
How is Speed IMPROVED?:
- Starting ability (acceleration)
- Stride length (increase after initial acceleration)
- Stride rate (number of steps per time)
- Speed endurance
- Running Sprint form and technique
Starting ability (Acceleration)
- Acceleration demands great strength and power while maintaining triple extension through the ankle/knee/hip.
- Resistance training develops specific strength and improves acceleration
- Strength development designed to improve speed, will address postural needs first and foremost (The Core). Strength to stabilize the trunk is essential. It provides a strong pillar through which the limbs may transfer forces essential to improving sprint mechanics.
- In acceleration, arm action helps with force application.
Stride length (Increase after initial acceleration)
- Hip mobility is a key aspect of improving stride length and the ability to move laterally.
- Maximum speed is highly dependent on the optimum combination of stride length and stride frequency.
Stride rate (number of steps per time)
- Assistance training (overspeed) methods develop specific strength to improve stride frequency as well as stride length.
- Speed is a motor task. You can learn to run faster through correct mechanics and situational awareness. Correct arm action is very important in sprinting. In maximal speed, the arm plays more of a role in balance.
- Develop speed before speed endurance (microcycle and macrocycle).
- Optimum Speed is the goal. Speed that you can use and control in the game. Never lose sight of the “moment of truth”. When you least expect it and are most fatigued, speed will be the deciding factor.
Sprint form and technique
- Always stress correct mechanics. Relate the mechanics to the specific movements of your sport. Emphasize correct mechanics without making the athlete robotic. All for individual expression of each athlete.
- Speed work demands a high level of motivation and concentration
- Eliminate distance running!It reduces explosiveness that compromises speed. If conditioning is a concern, condition specifically for your sport.