hurdle hopsFor those who have not seen already, we have made a slight shift in how we’re handling our Scholastic classes. Starting today, we’re offering Scholastic training at 3:45 pm and 5 pm Monday through Friday and at 11 am on Saturdays. More importantly however, each days training will have one of the following three themes:

  1. Speed
  2. Strength
  3. Conditioning and / or Agility

Previously, we tried to do a little bit of everything in every class. This worked well but we were finding that development wasn’t as good as it could be. The problem when you do a little of everything is that the training stimulus necessary for adaptation is muted from lack of intensity, volume, or both. Given that, and the fact that we wanted to further cater to the specific needs of each sport, the shift towards themed sessions was a no brainer. By moving to themed training sessions, athletes will be able to select training sessions based on the specific needs and demands of their sport while also taking in to consideration their personal strengths and weaknesses. As general guidelines, we are recommending the particular ratios of theme based sessions for the following major sports:

  • Baseball / Football / Track and Field:
    • Pre-Season: 4 Day Cycle: 1 Speed, 2 Strength, 1 Conditioning
    • In-Season: 4 Day Cycle: 2 Speed, 1 Strength, 1 Conditioning
  • Soccer / Field Hockey / Lacrosse / Basketball:
    • Pre-Season: 4 Day Cycle: 1 Speed, 2 Strength, 1 Conditioning
    • In-Season: 5 Day Cycle: 2 Speed, 2 Strength, 1 Conditioning

For maximum results, it is recommended that each training cycle be completed in a period of time no longer than double the length of the recommended training days. To facilitate this at no additional expense to clients, we have have removed attendance limits on our monthly scholastic memberships so athletes can come as often as they can make it. They can even come to consecutive sessions on the same day if they so choose. If you’re on a punchcard membership or are unable to attend on a regular schedule, please speak to an Athletic Lab staff member to determine what the best ratio of themed sessions would be.

Mike Young

Mike Young

Director of Performance at Athletic Lab
Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting & a CrossFit Level 1 coach.
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