In this episode Gerry brings an important topic to Meathead Monday: the pitfalls of trying to chase specific sport metrics with young athletes with minimal training age.
To start, Gerry discusses the improvements a young athlete can make in areas specific to their sport JUST from general speed and strength improvements made with basic modalities early on in a strength and conditioning program.
From there, the conversation looks towards specific examples of sport metrics that will improve just from improvements in general areas of speed and strength and how coaches and athletes can determine when things may need to be ramped up a bit more as an athlete advances and the general adaptations of strength and speed may have diminishing returns.
Once that is determined, Gerry details how to go about increasing specificity with certain metrics and the categories we should look towards when it comes to changing programming to gradually be more tailored to sports or metrics specific to sport.
All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!