Precision Sports Performance is an adult fitness expert who provides the best 1-on-1 training as well as student-athlete condition training for children (aged 7-college D1-D3) Meg Furs toss, MS, NSCA-CSCS, and Andrew Borsellino, MS, NSCA-CSCS, NASM-PES, founded the organization.
The PSP team has worked with countless student-athletes to help them fine-tune their skills in order to play in leagues with the pros. They also work with adults (aged 18 and up) to help them achieve their objectives (i.e. Weight loss, muscle strength, fitness competitions, injury prevention).
We spoke with Co-Founder Meg Furstoss about the best athlete moves, prepping for fitness competitions, and Olympic lifting. Take a look at the information provided below.
The five moves that every athlete should know
Every athlete should strive to master five basic functional movements. Male and female athletes should be able to run in a straight line, squat with good to perfect form, do one perfect push-up, jump and land properly, and do at least one pull-up or perfect lightly assisted pull-up. These movements’ neuromuscular components demonstrate an athlete’s ability to control their body in multiple planes, and these demands can be applied to any sport.
Though not all sports necessitate movement in every plane, the fundamentals of these five functional movements will enable any athlete to succeed in their assigned tasks. By mastering these functional movements, an athlete will be able to use the correct muscles during movement, increasing efficiency, and performance.
How to Begin Olympic Lifting
When starting out in Olympic lifting, it’s important to understand that these are the most difficult lifts in the strength training world. Olympic lifts have precise movements that necessitate close attention to detail. The first step in determining how to begin training for Olympic lifting is to locate a certified and qualified coach. A fors credentials, the coach’s name will be preceded by the letters USAW or CSCS. This indicates that the coach has passed a nationally recognized certification exam that requires both schooling and years of study. These coaches are not the same as other “Olympic weight lifting coaches” who receive weekend certifications.
Olympic lifting is a complex and elite sport, so being trained by an inexperienced coach can result in incorrect form and technique, which can lead to injury. Also, when deciding whether to start Olympic lifting, consider whether you want to compete, just add it to your workout, or use it as a tool to help you achieve other personal or sports goals.
A step-by-step guide to winning fitness competitions
Fitness competitions are not for the faint of heart. You must go into your training knowing exactly what you are getting yourself into. First and foremost, participants must conduct research on the type of fitness competition in which they wish to compete. Allowing yourself enough time and strategically planning your how-too” steps can help you succeed.
First and foremost, find a coach, such as a strength coach or personal trainer, who understands the type of training required to prepare the body for competition. Second, work with a posing coach to help you master the poses you’ll need to perform during the competition.
Finally, it is critical to consult with a nutritionist who can break down your body’s fuel requirements for both training and goal purposes for you, step by step. The incorrect combination of training and nutrition can result in you not achieving the goals you desire or require to compete in a fitness competition. So, do your homework! Find the right coach and nutritionist to help you get started on a successful training program!
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