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Benefits of Maximum Sports Performance Training

written by: Cherrineb • edited by: KJ Fitness,Ink • updated: 6/28/2011

Maximum sports performance training allows an individual to increase his/her athletic performance and minimize future sports injuries. Also, the basics of a program such as creating balance, increasing flexibility and stamina, and allowing peak fitness as part of an overall exercise program.

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    Maximum Sports Performance Training

    An exerciser may have basic fitness goals such as losing weight or having more energy. Or, some exercisers have specific fitness goals such playing tennis with endurance or preventing sports injuries during football games. This is where maximum sports performance training can help maintain an exercise program to provide a longer, stronger exercise routine which maximizes his/her time.

    By working with a performance specialist such as an exercise physiologist, a fitness participant can obtain a one-on-one assessment which includes specific tests like a landing analysis combined with his/her current age and training goals to design a program. A professional can assist with improving one's performance ,including power and reaction time. The benefits of maximum sports performance training includes natural balance, flexibility, and peak fitness.

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    Maximum Sports Performance Training

    By having a strong natural balance, one can minimize the risk of injury which can result in long rehabiliation period. This is why it is critical to postpone any exercise if there is a pre-existing medical condition that can give way to injury. A performance specialist can work with your doctor and establish a sports performance training program once the medical condition is stabilized.

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    Flexibility and Stamina

    Flexibility is a central part of any maximum sports performance training program. Flexibility exercises can reduce the possibility of aches and pains commonly found with physical activity such as tennis. It is important to increase flexibility based on the specific sport. For instance, a tennis player would concentrate of increasing the range of motion in the arms.

    Increasing stamina allows the energy level demonstrated during a sports performance training program to be maximized. For example, a tennis player can increase arm strength with weekly tennis matches and his/her level of endurance may improve. This increased stamina would be evident in future sports performance tests.

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    Sports Performance and Peak Fitness

    Maximum sports performance training allows the body to combine basic fitness abilities such as walking for 1 mile daily with advanced abilities such as swimming multiple laps weekly. This allows one to reach a peak level where the body may adjust to various exercise activities.

    Many people feel that peak fitness can only be achieved for a one-time event like an annual swimming competition. However, it is important to maintain the same sports performance training schedule after a particular event to keep the body stable and strong for the next event.

    Sources: http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/basics-stretch-your-fitness-limits