Case Study: Strength and Performace
Unlike fat loss and lean muscle gain goals; a strength & performance goal could encapsulate almost anything. Whether that is to compete at the highest level in sport or just to feel strong and fit for life.
Every program we write at Storm is written specifically for the person in front of us at that specific moment in their life or their career. Here is an example of how we pull things together.
|Case study:||23 year old Man|
|Goal||Selection as Army officer at Sandhurst|
|Level:||Less than 1 years experience in weight training|
|Key findings from planning session:||Glute, core stability and hip flexor strength needed. General strength levels low and some instability in right shoulder.|
Low habitual energy and protein intake.
|Key performance indicators||Army push up tests, “heaves” and sit up tests|
|Time frame||12 weeks|
Usually our clients will train with us 2-4 sessions per week and depending on their goal they may do some training at home, their gym or outdoors.
Where there is a specific goal we look at the time available then work backwards; ordering the training you need into logically progressive phases.
|Phase||Phase 1-2 weeks||Phase 2-6 weeks||Phase 3- 4 weeks|
Master the major lifts, build local muscular endurance and learn the nutrition fundamentals.
|Build Strength |
Increase total workload, build resilience to injury and increase strength.
Testing followed by training specific to weak areas uncovered by testing.
Sample Phase 2 Strength Session
|5 mins tissue temperature warm up- Watt Bike|
Roll quads with Hockey ball
Mobilise hip flexors
Lower ab curl
Mid back activation
We place an emphasis on movement quality throughout all our sessions.
|A1-Weighted pull up||5||3||45 seconds|
|A2- Alternating Dumbbell press||5||8 each side||90 seconds||Resting arm rests at the top|
|B1- Seated row||5||8||20 seconds|
|B2-Heavy Farmers carry||5||40 meters||20 seconds|
|B3- Weighted sit up||5||12||45 seconds|
|5 rounds for time|
5 hand over hand sled pull
10 Dynamic standing prowler push
15 sit ups
200m row @ 1:45 /500m
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