If you follow me on social media you will likely know I love movement and a big part of that is strength and conditioning (you may also know I love sushi).
Having done the British WeightLifting Coach course and 3 or 4 other olympic lifting, kettlebell, strength and conditioning courses I feel there is always something to learn. This maybe new content, news ideas of application, or even just hearing a different professionals opinion.
So this month I have enrolled onto Brendan Chaplins L4 S&C Course. Brendan attended our diploma many years ago and we have stayed in touch over the years as both of our businesses have evolved and grown. We have met up occasionally just to catch up and Brendan was a guest presenter at our 2016 annual event at Loughborough University.
Here I find myself, having not done anything more than CPD for a year or so, feeling super excited about being a student again. So as I swot up on the SCE Members Area online ready for the face to face workshop in Leeds Nov 17th/18th I wanted to share my experience with his company and also share with you, why combining strength and conditioning with biomechanics coaching is a recipe for success!
Biomechanics Coaching + Strength & Conditioning
“The Biomechanics Coaching model does not work on its own which is why there is a pre-requisite to attending the Diploma. Biomechanics Coaching is an evidence based and systemised analysis and monitoring skill that also requires an understanding of strength and conditioning. Once the iMoveFreely techniques have been introduced its vital to implement the strength work that is required to change the test results long term. Ultimately the 2 go hand in hand when it comes to both preparation for movement and optimising performance.“
“It is my belief that the Strength and Conditioning skills takes Biomechanics Coaching to a whole new level. This is because ‘performance’ requires it. What I mean by this is that the Biomechanics Coaching model is based on 3 phases of training and exercise…”
Capacity & Preparation
Stability & Control
Function & Performance
“The Strength and conditioning model adds huge value to the ‘performance’ part. However it might be considered purely an elite athletes programming however we, as Biomechanics Coaches, recognise the body will always require this pyramid of planning even to ‘perform’ basic tasks. Lifestyle is massive affecting natural human movement, so as coaches and trainers, we are now required to understand in more depth what periodisation means from offering our clients basic intrinsic capacity first prior to any kind of ‘functional’ training.”
“So what?….well this model of Biomechanics Coaching + Strength & Conditioning is not just for athletes but also for our every day client and will, as evidence has shown, reduce risk and optimise performance from elite sport to average gym goers and even the older populations ‘performance’ of their daily tasks including using their walking stick and carrying shopping bags.”
Rachel France Biomechanics Coach, British Weight Lifting Coach
Now I know most of you will have heard of Strength and Conditioning Education but for those who haven’t here is some background…
Strength and Conditioning Education have been developing and delivering high quality education for fitness professionals for many years; Founded in 2011, the company specialises in performance-based education that allows trainers to develop their skills to get better results with their clients and work with athletes from all sports.
Using a mixture of face to face and online learning SCE have courses to support personal trainers at any stage of their career. Whether you are completely new to Strength and Conditioning or already have some knowledge they provide a variety of courses specifically in the world of Strength and Conditioning.
SCE are the UK’s primary deliverer of the Level 4 Strength and Conditioning course aimed at Personal Trainers looking to take the next steps into performance coaching and training. In the past year over 1000 Personal Trainers have enrolled onto the Level 4 Award. With flexible payment options and many centres around the UK, it has never been easier to get started in Strength and Conditioning
They are also the only provider in the UK that offer insurance for people delivering S&C coaching to people under the age of 18 through their Youth Strength and Conditioning Association Pathway.
So if you fancy joining me this month on a journey towards becoming a SCE L4 S&C Coach why not check them out, just click here.
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