Strength & Conditioning

Strength and conditioning has grown in popularity as more and more athletes look to improve performance during competition; however, any person can utilize the routine to increase speed, agility, and endurance.That why the team at The Body Shop Health + Fitness educates our clients on our exercise routines and methods in order to optimize their physical goals. While you may not understand every aspect of your fitness routine in great detail, we believe it is important to understand why certain methods work better than others. This is especially necessary when it comes to setting expectations and achieving the desired results.

What is Strength and Conditioning?

Most people would assume that strength and conditioning is solely about lifting weights, and while that can be a portion of it, there is so much more to understand. Strength and conditioning, commonly referred to as S&C, is how sports science is applied to your fitness routines. Strength and conditioning is an aid to many athletes and their physical performance abilities. Furthermore, it combines strength-training exercises along with aerobic conditioning. Some examples of strength and conditioning exercises and tools include:

  • Kettlebell swing
  • Push-ups
  • Resistance bands
  • Sled pulling
  • Squats
  • Weight lifting
  • Weight training

Why Is Strength and Conditioning Important?

Strength and conditioning is a critical component to any workout routine, and it does not just apply to athletes or sports players. There are a variety of benefits to strength and conditioning that will help you fulfill your long-term fitness journey, which includes:

  • Preventing injury
  • Flexibility
  • Endurance
  • Stronger muscles
  • Increased performance

Fitness needs vary from person to person, so discussing strength and conditioning methods with an expert is important. That said, adding strength and conditioning to your fitness routine will help to create a well-rounded workout experience that will improve you balance and increase your performance level.