How will I get faster?
To get to the next level every athlete needs speed. Speed is a winning advantage that you don’t have to leave to chance. We use a proven formula, based on biomechanics and motor control, to develop speed you can use in your sport. Supported by video technology, our Performance Team provides effective coaching based on the latest motor learning techniques to increase your functional speed.
The right combination of four critical elements holds the key to blazing speed:
Big force: THE AMOUNT OF FORCE YOU PUT IN THE GROUND IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO HOW FAR YOU CAN TRAVEL ON EACH STEP.
Small time: SPORTS MOVE FAST. YOU HAVE TO APPLY THAT BIG FORCE TO THE GROUND, IN A VERY SHORT TIME.
Proper direction: IT’S PHYSICS! YOUR BODY ANGLE DETERMINES THE WAY THE FORCE IS APPLIED TO YOUR DIRECTIONAL MOVEMENT.
Optimal range of motion: TOO BIG OF A STEP AND YOU’RE SLOW. TOO SMALL AND YOU HAVE LESS POWER. THIS IS ABOUT GETTING THAT RANGE OF MOTION JUST RIGHT.
How will I develop speed and agility motor skills?
To develop the motor skills needed to perform with optimal speed and agility in your sport, you have to train the right way. Our training system uses advanced motor learning techniques and current developments in neuro-programming. We customize our drills and coaching cues based on the athlete’s desired goals.
1) TECHNICAL DRILLS: We develop specific pieces of an efficient movement pattern. We break it down into parts and then put it back together for great efficiency.
2) TRAINING DRILLS: We develop the physical abilities to help you apply force properly. This is where we teach your muscles and brain how to coordinate efficient movement.
3) APPLIED DRILLS: We train you to apply the developed motor skills in a cognitively challenging environment, combining movement skill with reaction to balls and players in a dynamic environment.
Developing motor skills for speed and agility requires more than robotic and repetitious movement. In order to become a fluid and fast athlete, you must develop your faculties through guided dynamic motor learning.
Our coaches use different external cueing techniques paired with constant feedback in order to create an optimal training environment for athletes to develop the best motor skills possible for their body and sport.
How do I develop power?
Sports are all about power. Power is the explosiveness when you’re hitting, throwing, sprinting, jumping and making contact with opponents. Power protects your joints and aids in preventing injury.
POWER PREDICTS UP TO 81% OF YOUR JUMP HEIGHT, SPRINTING SPEED, AND CHANGE OF DIRECTION.
BETWEEN 33 – 50% OF INJURIES ARE REDUCED THROUGH STRENGTH TRAINING.
At 360Athlete, we help you develop that sport-specific power, teaching you the proper technique to lift weight effectively. Using advanced technology, we test and provide feedback on your explosiveness. Created by our elite coaches, our training programs are custom designed for your stage of athletic development.
What is strength?
For athletes, strength is much more than just the amount of weight you can lift on the barbell. It’s about speed of multi-joint movements, coordination, timing and stability.
Strength is the force generated by our muscles and the way in which we apply it. Force is applied in all three dimensions, across multiple muscles and joints. Whether we apply this force to bodyweight, dumbbells or kettlebells, medicine balls or heavy barbells, the physics are the same.
Because sports are grounded in speed and accuracy, so too is our approach to strength. Biomechanical analysis of the type and speed of the muscle contractions during sports movements, helps us target the right type of strength for the athlete.
The biomechanics of the sport and position, along with individual genetics and development guides what type of strength an athlete needs.
To make sure your strength transfers to sport and injury prevention, we start with basic development and then move into specific types of strength.
TYPES OF STRENGTH
LOAD - ECCENTRIC STRENGTH: force developed “LOADING” the muscles under a stretch.
DRIVE - STRENGTH SPEED: big forces, moved with moderate speed in shorter times.
EXPLODE - RATE OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT: speed to turn muscles on quickly.
FORCE - MAX STRENGTH: the bigger the force, the longer the time to develop.
ZIP - SPEED STRENGTH: moderate forces, high speed, short times.
SPRING - REACTIVE STRENGTH: small time, quick muscle stretch, followed by explosive force.
How do you measure progress?
Our strength program changes depending on the stage and level of the athlete. The training process progresses from general bodyweight movements and simple implements to advanced plyometrics, barbell lifts and sport-specific needs. Programs always develop both strength and power for the athlete. As athletes develop proficiency and progress in level they add specific exercises based on their individual profiles, injury prevention needs and strength specific to their sport. As the athletes move up to competitive and elite levels, this feedback becomes more technical and in-depth including tracking.