Become a Better Athlete with an Experienced Strength and Conditioning Coach

The Power Athlete Program is designed for those who need or desire a higher rate of explosiveness. You can expect the same expert coaching with focus on the main lifts for general strength, as well as the power clean, snatch, and other explosive movements.  Attempting to increase power without a good strength base is a futile effort since power is simply strength displayed quickly.

This program is ideal for the following demographics:

  • Male or female middle or high school athletes, both in season and out of season.
  • Adult athletes under 45 who want to improve explosiveness for their amateur sport.
  • Anyone with healthy joints who wants the challenge of learning new movements.

The Power Athlete Program meets three times per week (M,W,F) – but can be modified to two times per week – dependent on age, health, and in-season sports schedule. If necessary, we can discuss your scheduling needs with you.

Additional Information About Strength Training for Sports

Building a general foundation of strength for high school athletes provides the greatest advantage in sports. Strength has direct carryover to athletic performance. Explosiveness, agility, muscle endurance, mobility and coordination are all influenced by strength. The role of a proper strength program also improves joint stability by strengthening the supporting muscles, ligaments and tendons, which reduces knee and other joint related injuries.

As high school athletes prepare for their sport, the focus should initially be on general strength training. Once their general strength is improved, the newly gained potential can be applied to skill-based (sport specific) practice. The athlete can now transfer his/her strength gains to all of the other mentioned attributes that are critical to success in their respective sport.

This logical, science-backed approach is often discounted or overlooked in most high school and college level athletics. You will often see misinformed coaches prescribing drills that hinder skill, while erroneously citing strength improvement. Two common examples of this are baseball players swinging a bat with extra weight to it, or a martial artist shadow boxing with dumbbells in their hand. First, this disrupts their skill and timing by introducing a different neuromuscular movement, and second, this drill does nothing to improve strength for high school athletes.

To summarize, the best approach to improve athletic performance is to increase strength in a general way (through multi-joint barbell training), then practice the sport to improve skill. They should NOT be combined.

At GN Strength & Conditioning, athletes work with us to become better at their sport, and we take that very seriously. We develop specific strength for high school athlete programs for pre-season and in-season athletes – which translates to success on the field, court, track, or mat.