SIRC Newsletter: Strength and Conditioning
Successful performance in sport requires that the athlete possess some combination of strength, power and speed. Strength training is a key component of overall health and fitness, and it provides an important balance to aerobic workouts. When done properly, strength training will help an athlete increase strength, coordination, balance, fitness and overall performance.
SIRC has compiled information on the development of slow and fast twitch muscles, ballistic vs. strength training, strength training for young athletes and nutrition for muscle recovery.