WE TRAIN ATHLETES
NOT Power Lifters, Bodybuilders, Olympic Lifters, Strongmen, or pure Sprinters.
Most athletes and their parents don’t understand that there is a better way of training; a smarter way than what most high schools or even “sports centers” are using today. When you show them the fallacy of “the way it has always been done,” they realize that the GO: Sports system is light-years ahead of everyone else.
First Example: When in the game is an athlete ever on his/her back pressing evenly distributed weight off their chest? Never. (Unless of course it’s a wrestler who is about to get pinned. Even then it’s not a position they should be in.) So why is the bench press the most widely-accepted indicator of strength?
The same argument can be made for the Traditional Powerlifter’s Squat. When do you ever have anyone on your back, and you are moving up and down, with both legs parallel, and your weight in your heels?
Sports are played with one arm at a time and most often with one leg dominant. Strength should be measured on how well the athlete can use their musculature in the sport, not on a piece of equipment that is doing most of the stabilization for them.
Second Example: When does an athlete ever run in a straight line for 40 yards with no one getting in his or her way without needing to “cut” to get open? However, this is the standard that most people measure to determine speed. Again, this has little to no carry over to real-life sports situations.
What you should be looking for is the athlete’s ability to accelerate, decelerate and change direction as fast as possible. This is what determines the superstars in the sport, not running in a straight line under optimal conditions.
GO: Sports performance training prepares young people to be better athletes, not better weightlifters, powerlifters, bodybuilders, or pure sprinters. If you look at our training compared to others, it makes much more sense to train your athletes with our athletically-based model.
While playing their sports the athletes are required to push, pull, twist and bend. Usually these movements are done with one arm and often times with one leg dominate. Why shouldn’t the lifting mimic that to prepare them for their sports?
While playing their sports the athletes are required to accelerate, stop, change direction, and explode again, maybe even jump off of one leg, all while an opponent is disrupting their movements. Shouldn’t their training prepare them for these situations?