[Athletic Lab is the official training center of NC Elite volleyball one of the top volleyball academies in the Southeast]
Volleyball is a physically demanding sport, requiring strength, power, agility, and speed; few other sports like it exist (Hadzic et al., 2010). Additionally, volleyball is a sport that requires careful consideration when tasked with enhancing athlete performance. While many clubs are stuck in the old mindset of keeping the status quo, other clubs are shifting their paradigms and pushing the envelope. NC Elite knows that skills and drills alone are simply not effective at bringing about increases in athlete performance. With the help of Athletic Lab, NC Elite has positioned themselves as the premiere volleyball academy in the Southeast.
Strength is paramount to volleyball performance, and many examples exist as to why the stronger athlete is always the better athlete. It has been shown that spike velocity in volleyball correlates to strength improvements in the dominant shoulder (Hadzic et al., 2010). Furthermore it is now known that strength training actually has protective effects against “jumper’s knee” (Hadzic et al., 2010). In volleyball, jumper’s knee is the most common overuse injury (Dervisevic & Hadzic, 2012). Not only will strength training bring about performance gains, it will actually reduce injury rates and overuse injuries through the enhancement of motor-control and joint stability.
It is no surprise that the highest jumper makes for the best volleyball athlete. It has been shown that in one game, players execute on average 85 jumps per hour (Riggs & Sheppard, 2009). Of these jumps, blocking accounts for approximately 27% of the jumps (Riggs & Sheppard, 2009). So it is obvious that a stronger athlete is necessary for offenseand defense. The stronger athlete too, is always the […]
Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.