Conditioning for athletic performance requires a set of skills and knowledge that begins where traditional fitness programs end. Athletes require a base level of fitness from which to build and it is the role of a strength and conditioning coach to build on foundation and safely, progressively guide the athlete’s development onwards with the end result of improving performance.
Sport conditioning fosters whole body movement skills to help partcipants move more athletically on the playing field or court.
Athletic performance requires the ability to move and produce force through various planes and range of motions. Baseball skills of throwing, catching overhead, grounding balls, batting, running, and sliding all require different mechanics and different actions for the legs, torso, and upper body.
Sport is organized chaos. No matter
how much planning, practice and systems that are in place, no one knows what will happen from one second to the next. Unpredictablity leads to read-react-respond sequences that demand joint reactivity and whole body reaction skills. The body can be trained to react faster and be less prone to injury through the development of fine-tuned motor programs that transfer to better balance, efficient movement, and more durable joints and muscles.
As a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, I am responsible for designing
programs to help improve
the athleticism of my clients:
Training for Performance:
Simply put: the ability of the cardiovascular system (with oxygen) to efficiently move blood, oxygen and nutrients to the working Muscles.
Various Planes &
Range of Motion:
There are not many sporting activities in which the goal is to move slow at a consistent pace. Athletes need to move explosively. In team sports, as players move up levels, they will have less time to make decisions and less space before confronted by an opponent. Skills are executed with high velocity. Many individual tactics such as one-on-ones require athletes to shift gears and change speeds.
Varied Tempos & Speeds:
Sport conditioning is structured to challenge the anaerobic energy systems(without oxygen) to improve athletes' power and sprint endurnace. Athletes also need to rehearse coordinating complex skills while under fatigue.
Performance-360 was founded by Strength and Conditioning Coach and Athletic Trainer,
Howie Humbyrd, with one goal in mind: to develop individual, as well as competitive, team programs that drive each athlete to perform at their peak athletic ability. Bring your desire
and we’ll design a program to help you obtain that extra competitive edge.
My areas of expertise include:
As a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, I am responsible for designing programs to help improve the athleticism of my clients. As a certfied Athletic Trainer, my goal is to help reduce and treat injuries for athletes and people of all ages.
My clients include everyone from young athletes to professional and weekend warriors.
Athletic trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health professionals, specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and
rehabilitation of muscle, bone injuries, and illnesses. As one of the first healthcare providers on the scene when injuries occur, they must be able to recognize and assess injuries and provide immediate care when needed. They are not to be confused with fitness trainers or personal trainers, who are not healthcare workers, but rather train people to become physically fit.
Private Fitness Training
Individual & Team Assessment (RAPS Rating)
Functional Movement Screening (FMS)