Faster, higher, stronger! The desire for top athletic performance and for a long, successful career is a huge motivating factor for athletes and coaches at every level. Even recreational athletes compete against themselves and their opponents as they strive for better performance. But what exactly determines success and longevity in sports?
The root of the issue has to do with biological, psychological and sociological factors. If we manage to control as many of these factors as possible, then we better our chances for success. Motus Melior’s methodology used with athletes is based upon an optimum performance pyramid.
The bottom section of the pyramid is the widest section. It consists of proper mobility and stability, as well as efficient basic movement patterns. Insufficiencies in this bottom section hinder elite sports performance while increasing the risk of sports injuries. The middle section of the pyramid consists of physical preparedness. More specifically, it focuses on the basic, sport-specific dimensions of strength, power, speed, agility, and endurance – an “engine” that drives the whole system. Basic physical preparedness, in combination with the bottom two elements of the pyramid (“basic movement”), represents what we refer to as athleticism.
Because many athletes specialize (the top section of the pyramid) too early, they end up lacking this athleticism.
The physical conditioning programs that are listed here may be followed at Motus Melior (“In-house”) or off-site (“Out-of-house”).
Performance training of children and young athletes The approach used for performance training and for nutrition and recovery measures promotes the total physical, mental, cognitive and emotional development of a young athlete (ranging in age from 9 to 18 years). The training system extends from pre-puberty to early adulthood, and it consists of four interrelated […]