At Forshey Training Systems, athlete training is our specialty!! This gym was created in order to give local athletes the type of elite training that is available to athletes all over the country. Sure, we do other types of training as well, but this gym was built with the athlete in mind. This is evident the second you walk into the gym. From the tractor tires, to the 2 full power racks with a platform, to our pride and joy the TredSled resistance treadmill; you can tell that this gym means business.
What is a TredSled? Watch above…
Offering OFF-SEASON AND IN-SEASON TRAINING, ensures peak performance all year long
is much more intense and is all geared toward getting our athletes ready to compete at the very highest level possible. Off-Season training usually starts with an evaluation where we will assess the athlete’s readiness to participate in our strengthening and conditioning programs. During this evaluation we look for dysfunction and poor movement patterns at specific areas that tend to be problematic for athletes. Believe it or not, most athletes will have some level of dysfunction that needs to be addressed. This does not mean that the athlete can not participate, it simply means that the athlete will be given a very specific set of exercises/stretches that need to be done daily in order to improve upon their dysfunction.
Don’t get the wrong idea here, we don’t just stretch and do rehab exercises, instead we make those exercises/stretches a part of the athletes pre-workout warmup routine. From there our focus shifts to POWER!! Power is the single most important thing for an athlete to work on. In sport, you need to be strong and since most sports don’t happen slowly, you need to be able to generate force very quickly. This is why we focus on POWER! We do A LOT of plyometrics and medicine ball throws to help our athletes generate power.
is just as important, if not more so as the off-season work. What good does it do you to get really strong and explosive for your first week of practice if you can’t maintain or build off of what you have already started? During our in-season sessions the intensity is usually dialed back a little bit with more emphasis on mobility work and keeping soft tissues (muscles) healthy. We still lift, and still lift heavy if the body will allow for it but the amount of time dedicated to stretching and self myofascial release increases significantly. In order to maintain/build strength during this time exercise selection is critical!! We can’t give away our secrets here but we eliminate all “fluff” and just do what is absolutely necessary to induce muscle growth being careful not to make our athletes too sore to compete.
With my experience in physical therapy we also have the ability to work with athletes immediately after they have completed physical therapy. With insurances the way they are nowadays, athletes are sometimes forced to quit physical therapy before they are back to 100% health… That’s where Forshey Training Systems comes in. I have been working in athlete rehabilitation for 5+ years now and would love to help you out, so don’t just leave physical therapy and go back to lifting and jumping and running the same way you used to, chances are that is what got you into this mess in the first place. Instead, work with me, Jake, on a post-rehabilitative program to get you back onto the field/court and on top of your game as soon as possible.