STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

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Strength and conditioning is the specific prescription of exercise to develop one's physical and physiological attributes. In sport, its aim is to help athletes improve their performance and reduce their risk of injury. For those undergoing rehabilitation it is an essential component in returning to optimal health.

Exercise causes major adaptions to occur in the body. These adaptions are very broad and can affect multiple systems such as the cardio-respiratory system (lungs, heart, blood vessels) and the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles). It can also affect us at brain level improving areas such as mood and sleep.  

Research tells us that in order to harness these benefits optimally, exercise prescription must be specific. For example athletes from different sports will have different performance needs such as endurance, strength and power and so should have a training program that complements this. In addition, injury to the body can result in reductions in strength, endurance and muscle bulk. Thus for those undergoing rehabilitation, a tailored exercise program focused at addressing the body's deficits will be highly beneficial to their recovery.  

At Evolve Health we like to think of Exercise as a medicine, and no different to any other medicine, correct prescription and dosage is the key. We utilise strength and conditioning principles with every client we prescribe exercise for, whether they are an elite athlete training for a sporting event or someone rehabilitating from an injury.  

We use many types of training in our strength and conditioning programmes such as:

  • Weight Training 
  • Aerobic (Cardio) Training
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Functional Training
  • Flexibility Training
  • Proprioceptive Training