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Athletic Movement Skills – Balance Your Strength Training

Athletic Movement Skills

Balance Your Strength Training

This video shows Martin Rooney discussing the need for athletic movements in your program.  It is not enough to just perform strength training movements.  You have to be able to express strength, power, agility, balance, coordination and optimal movement as well.

Sometimes your strength programs works against this goal because a lifter doesn’t perform mobility movements, a good warm-up, static stretching and they lose the ability to move freely.


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5 Responses to “Athletic Movement Skills – Balance Your Strength Training”

  1. Jerry Shreck Says:

    These are great points that Mr Rooney talks about. As a strength coach you can sometimes get caught focusing more on the lifts than actual athletic movements. We always want to build a well rounded athlete.

  2. Rob Says:

    This is one of the primary reasons why I don’t call myself a “strengh coach” anymore. I use athletic performance coach because of all the “skills” the must be developed within an athlete for optimal performance. Great stuff as always Smitty!

  3. Don Brovero Says:

    I always tell the kids I train and their parents that I am trying to make their children better athletes, instead of a better football or soccer or baseball player. I find that the field work/outside work that my kids do really helps them in the gym. They are always motivated to work out on the field, no matter the weather. As always, thanks for all of the help Smitty!!

  4. Jacob Says:

    These factors are the most important ones that most coaches are not aware of. I’m glad somebody had point it out here.

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