What is Strength Personal Training (PT)?
Strength PT is a group training program that utilizes training methods from a broad spectrum of fitness and athletic disciplines. Synergy Fitness incorporates smart, structured strength training, functional and powerful conditioning, appropriate speed and agility work, and flexibility and mobility.
Strength PT clients’ develop balanced physical abilities that improve health, performance and daily function: strength, endurance, power, stamina, speed, agility, and flexibility.
Group programs are kept small to ensure a low client-to-trainer ratio and allow Synergy Fitness’ qualified and experienced trainers to instruct and coach closely and individualize training when appropriate.
This format allows the supportive, fun, and competitive environment of a group of teammates without the expense of private PT sessions.
Strength PT Training Modalities:
Olympic weightlifting develops strength (especially in the hips), speed, and power like no other training modality. Successful weightlifting requires substantial flexibility; Olympic weightlifters are as flexible as any athlete.
The benefits of Olympic weightlifting don’t end with strength, speed, power, and flexibility. The Clean and Jerk, and Snatch lifts both develop coordination, agility, accuracy, and balance — to no small degree. Both of these lifts are as nuanced and challenging as any movement in all of sport. Moderate competency in these Olympic lifts confers added prowess to any sport. These Olympic lifts are based on the Dead Lift, Clean, Squat, and Jerk. These movements are the starting point for any serious weight training program. In fact, they should serve as the core of your resistance training throughout your life.
Why the Dead Lift, Clean, Squat, and Jerk?
These movements elicit a profound neurodendocrine response! That is, they alter you hormonally and neurologically. The changes that occur through these movements are essential to athletic development, performance, and structural health. Most of the development that occurs as a result of exercise is systemic and a direct result of hormonal and neurological changes.
Curls, lateral raises, leg extensions, leg curls, flyes, and other body building movements have no place in a serious strength and conditioning program primarily because they have a blunted neuroendocrine response. A distinctive feature of these relatively worthless movements is that they have no functional analog in everyday life and they work only one joint at a time. Compare this to the Dead Lift, Clean, Squat, and Jerk, which are functional and multi-joint movements.
Our goal with Strength PT is PEAK PERFORMANCE!
General Physical Skills