What is the difference between Precision Performance and just working out at my school or at my gym?
The easiest way to say is, we do this for a profession. There are some high school programs (and I emphasize the word programs) that have dedicated strength coaches that research, educate, and focus on advancing their knowledge and craft to develop athletes. Unfortunately in our local area, we aren’t at this place in high school program development yet. Most of the high schools in the area use a program that they bought into, or they have an individual who has lifted weights, or is a coach and these are the individuals that usually run the program.
We can easily say, we have done more education and research in the last month, then most individuals in charge of high school weight rooms have probably done in the last year. When teams buy into programs, they buy into something that is designed for large groups. This may work for some, but often it does not provide the best training parameters for individual athletes. You also have to be careful that you aren’t doing anything to harm or slow your progress.
In the end, training and rehabbing athletes and individuals is what we do. We focus our time and efforts on learning, refining, and practicing this craft. We understand you are paying for knowledge, experience, and results and we take that seriously.
Why does my kid need training instead of just playing sports?
Playing sports is great for kids. There is a lot that kids learn about their body and there are great gains in physical ability when they play sports. Training is about maximizing physical ability not just getting stronger or lifting more weight. Training helps a kid learn how to move correctly and understand when to perform that movement. Training is how a kid has the ability to set themselves apart from everyone else.
What does a typical training session look like at Precision Performance?
A typical training session varies depending on the goals, but here is how they can be set up.
A warm up addressing movement dysfunctions, performing movement prep, and footwork. This will be followed by 1 or more periods focusing on speed/strength/power/endurance/hypertrophy/high intensity training. The end part of the training session will focus on movement and balance.
What exactly is programming and why does it matter to me?
Programming is planning and outlining a training plan. For example, for a personal training program with a goal of getting healthier and losing weight in 3 months, a plan of how to progress sets and reps for weight loss or muscle gain will be established to match nutrition goals.
Another example would be outlining a 9 month period with stages of speed, strength, and hypertrophy to help a high school athlete get ready for the next sports season.
Programming is what allows a training program to focus on an individual’s performance goals while planning for recovery periods and changes in the focus of the training (ex. Speed, strength, etc).