So many GAA players are just guessing what they are doing in the gym. Their either not sure what exercises to do, how to do them or how many sets and reps they should be doing. So many follow generic body building program designed to purely make you bigger but in this case bigger may not mean better. Yes we may want muscle growth but it must be specific to your sport. There are big differences in the exercises, reps and set that should be done in the off-season Vs pre-season Vs in-season. A sport specific strength program are exercises picked to mimic and reinforce movements for that sport.
For most club players this is the trickiest of the period regarding your strength training. For county players they’re S&C coaches will make sure they find the balance between strength training and collective work. If done correctly this period of strength training will separate you from the crowd. In this period you will capitalize on all the strength and stability from the off and pre season and transform it into raw power.
Your main focuses will be;
- Maintain and build on strength and core stability
- Use your strength sessions as recovery sessions
- Introduce explosive power movements
With this program you will be training like a high performance athlete and getting all the physical benefits.