The FASST Center’s Strength Development Training System

The FASST Center’s Strength Development Training System focuses on full body ground based movements. We teach the body and the brain to work together as one to develop coordination, produce maximum force, and reduce the chance of injury.

The goals of our Strength Development Training System are:

Our training program consists of three elements:

By changing the volume and intensity weekly, yields a maximized compensation training effect; that is, the athletes state of fitness after adaptation to the stress will be at a higher level or state of maximized return.

The focus of training is on Olympic movements involving a coordinated athletic acceleration path while learning how to create maximum summation of forces. This type of training requires a higher degree of speed and acceleration with a higher energy output thus enhancing neuromuscular pathways in recruiting a high number of fast twitch fibers while increasing the concentration of ATP/PC within the muscle.

Olympic lifts also provide triple extension, ankle-knee-hip, in one movement just as in sports. This enhances coordination, balance and kinesthetic awareness. Olympic lifts also provide extreme loading forces without the high forces of landing from high boxes as in plyometrics.

By using full range of Olympic movements, the body moves in one faction. This is the way the body is intended to move. This type of training increases flexibility prevents injuries and results in greater power output, as well as provides the most functional core strengthening for sports.

It is important to have a balanced program that trains the antagonistic muscles as well as the agonist. Another advantage free weight training exercises have is they mimic the speed of movement in all athletic events, in that it has a force velocity curve that is upward. In most real life applications of force the resistance usually becomes less as the speed of movement accelerates and the joint approaches the end of its motion.

One must vary intensities and reps as this permit the greatest strength gains and avoid stagnation and overtraining. In order for adaptation to take place, we put emphasis on incorporating periods of rest, as well as alternate levels of intensity.