Sports Weight Training
Sports weight training is now recognized as a necessary part of an athlete’s preparation for competition. To be your best at any sport, you must spend time in the weight room, making yourself stronger and more explosive.
This holds true for any sport, including baseball, football, basketball, soccer, hockey, wrestling, swimming and the martial arts. Muscles are made stronger and faster through proper weight training, and that can be the difference between winning and losing.
If any of you doubt that weight training is as important as I have said it is, just take a look at the top athletes today compared to 25 years ago. Compare the physiques of Magic Johnson in 1980 to Ben Wallace in 2005. As a matter of fact, compare Magic Johnson now to himself 25 years ago when he was in his prime. Look at the Martial arts. Chuck Norris in the early 70’s was quite a stud, but compared to Chuck Lidell now, he wouldn’t be nearly strong enough to hold him off. I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture.
Great Tips for Sports weight training
Sports weight training is not the same as bodybuilding or fitness training. The goal is not to improve your appearance (although it will happen anyway), the goal is to improve your strength and speed in the areas that your sport requires.
This means that we will need to use weight training exercises that emphasize moving resistance quickly and explosively over the range of motion. That stays the same for any sport. In some sports extra weight is the enemy, so improving strength and speed without muscle gain is necessary. In other sports, like Football, extra muscle weight is definitely part of the goal. I mean, we have quarterbacks the size that offensive linemen were 35 years ago.
Below I have included links to pages that have specific training information for different sports. Click the link to your sport and take the first step to greatness in your athletic career.