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Sport specific training is simply fitness and performance training designed directly for athletic performance enhancement. Training programs for athletic performance enhancement could include strength, speed, power, endurance, stamina, flexibility, mobility, agility, functional training and power movements. One area where strength and conditioning Trainers can get very sport specific is metabolic conditioning such or energy system training. A successful sports specific program needs to be designed with balance, and goals towards a specific chosen sport of choice.


In this fast growing world, some individuals do not have time to attend a gym. Functional training is a great alternative for a person who has no time to travel; this type of training can be performed at your home, park, or a health facility. Functional training basically means mimicking ADL’s (activity’s of daily living or lifestyles). ADL’s are movements that a healthy individual can and should be able to perform without the assistance of medication to mask pain.

These are some examples of the equipment that can be used for sport specific training and functional training:

• Cable machines

• Club bells

• Mace bells

• Kettle bells

• Dumb bells

• Bar bells

• Physio balls

• Whole body vibration which helps in acceleration training

• Slide board

• Suspension system

• Balance disks

• Sand bags

• Resistance tubes and exercise bands



As mentioned above, the performance of functional training is very much beneficial for the body of the performer, and Functional movements will help maintain an active and healthy life style. Most importantly, these movements are used as rehabilitation for patients who have experienced a heart attack, stroke, or other bodily injuries. Functional training is much more beneficial than the normal and traditional health club training. As it not only helps in shedding the extra pounds of body fat, but also help you achieve the true definition of a health (ADL’s). For information about functional training you can contact us at ATP extreme fitness. We will help you put an effective customized functional training regiment together.




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