(A great conditioning tip from guest blogger Jon Doyle)
Many athletic-based strength and conditioning programs look very similar to a bodybuilding program. While this may be great for a bodybuilder who has all day to train and is only interested in looks and not performance, it is not only useless, but potentially dangerous for athletes.
In the weight room an athlete must train the body in movements, not just muscle groups. Don't worry that you'll be missing out on something, all of the muscles will be trained. If you want extreme athletic performance and effective injury prevention a balance of strength, speed, range of motion, endurance and skill-specific work must be done.
This type of training will enable the athlete to reach a point of athletic ability he/she has only dreamed of! In addition, you will have a *strong and lean, athletic body so you will not only play the part, but look the
(Jon Doyle is a former NCAA All-American baseball player who now works as a strength and conditioning specialist. For more conditioning tips check out www.baseballtrainingsecrets.com)