|Strength Training Objective(s)|
Strength training (as in any other sport) should be implemented in a safe and gradual manner. This progression also aids the athlete to peak at the correct point in time. Strength training in note the main focus of overall training (perhaps 1-3 sessions a week, depending on the time of the season). However, it has a key place in particular in pre-season. Strength training should be developed for football in a pyramid based model in the 3 phases below.
Each of these phases should be a 2-4 weeks long. Ideally 2-3 session/week.
|Phases of Stength Training|
|As we are potentially dealing with players of different ages, sizes it is difficult to create weight references for each training phase. However, we do need to progressively stagger our weight selections accordingly for an effective strength program. Therefore we use the concept of 'Repetition Maximum' (RM). A repetition maximum or RM is the most weight you can lift for a defined number of exercise movements. Example 1RM.|