Build a better athlete

Build a Better Athlete From the Ground Up

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What are the skills athletes need to be successful? Strength and performance training is a broad scope, but it develops the core skill set needed to compete. Let’s take a closer look at what it takes compete at the next level – in sport and in life.

Foundational Strength


A durable and reinforced foundation is essential for injury prevention and athletic performance. It is crucial for athletes to develop strong core musculature while maintaining a wide range of motion that will serve as a sturdy yet functional base of support. This can be achieved by training on the unstable platforms provided by core and balance tools such as the BOSU Elite, wobble boards, and balance discs.

After challenging balance and strengthening the core, it’s time to move on to foundational strength training lifts. Traditional lifts such as squats, deadlifts, and bench press executed with heavy duty weight plates and bars will facilitate the muscular size and strength development needed for competition.


Explosive Power


In physics, power is measured by the amount of force produced over a period of time. The most powerful athletes in football, wrestling, and track & field can generate a maximum amount of force in a short time frame. Heavy and explosive lifts with barbells and plates such as the power clean and snatch will increase the overall power of your athletes. Pair these lifts with kettlebell and plyometric training to create a power training program that will send force production off the charts!



Speed & Agility


Some sports require athletes to travel a great distance in a short amount of time and/or to change direction quickly. Train speed and power with weighted sled pushes and harnessed pulls. In addition to speed ladder drills, agility cones and dots can be used as markers for changing directional movement patterns abruptly.

Athletic programming shifts the training focus throughout the year to accommodate appropriate skill development from pre-season to off-season. Power Systems has all the tools coaches and trainers need to help their athletes reach their fullest potential in the training room and on the field of play.

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About Elisabeth Fouts

Elisabeth is the Education & Content Manager for Power Systems. She has served the fitness industry for over 15 years has a wide variety of experience from personal training and group fitness instruction to health club membership sales and fitness management. She joined Team Power Systems as Education Coordinator in 2015 and has since produced and co-authored educational content for live and virtual training sessions both internally for staff training and externally for industry educational organizations across the United States. Elisabeth holds a B.S. in Education & Exercise Science and is a certified fitness instructor with ACE and Les Mills.