Workouts that have gained popularity in recent years are those that include sport-specific training. Many athletes have found these workouts to give great benefits to their performance in their particular sport, whatever it may be.
Sport-specific training involves training in a way that imitates what you would be doing in your sport. So if you are a football or soccer player, your workouts would include a lot of running, side-stepping, sprinting, twisting, etc. On the other hand, if you’re a swimmer, you will incorporate more shoulder, arm and back muscle work in addition to increasing your endurance and lung capacity.
Some sports require more strength; some need strength, speed, and flexibility; and others need more focus on explosive power. Whatever your sport, spending time working on the specific skills and muscles involved will help you to progress. To reap the benefits of sport-specific training, be sure you are working with a trainer who is knowledgeable about your sport as well as general well-balanced fitness, so he or she can create a fitness plan that will help you perform better in your sport and avoid injuries and muscle imbalances.
At In Motion Fitness, our personal trainers are experienced in sport-specific training and can help you reach your goals. Please contact us at one of our 5 locations throughout North and South Carolina to learn more.