Sport Balance

Sport Balance
Sport Balance
SKU: 805

By Peter, Twist, B.PE, MPE, CSCS

Twist Conditioning has built its own unique system of training. The Twist Training paradigm focuses on training movement, not muscle. The system helps athletes to develop efficient, quick, powerful, deceptive, and confident movement abilities that will translate into increased sport skills, tactics, and overall performance. This method has developed and evolved through years of practical experience and sport science research. Traditional methods of training, such as muscle isolation, machine-based training, aerobic training, and linear speed training can all lead to injury and leave the body ill-prepared for the demands of sport and life.

The Twist Sport Conditioning Paradigm draws upon the secondary fitness characteristics: anaerobic energetics, dynamic balance, speed, agility, quickness, multi-directional movement skills, muscle reactivity, joint stability, whole body reaction skills, multi-joint strength, whole-body power initiation, rotary core power, deceleration and other athletic attributes that contribute to making athletes more skillful and durable.

Course Length: 4.0 contact hours

Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate

This package contains the Sport Balance workbook and DVD.

This course is also available as an online course.

Sport Balance

Goals and Objectives:

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the student through self-paced study, on ways to improve their competence in the field of sport conditioning by developing competence in the Twist Sport Balance TM methodology.

Student Objectives:

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Identify 8 aspects of athlete performance improved by balance training
2. Identify 2 components of sport balance

3. Identify the differences between static and dynamic balance.

4. Identify why balance training is especially beneficial for children age 0 to 12.

5. Identify the benefits of balance training for children/youths, elite athletes, adult recreationalists and seniors.

6. Identify 4 ways balance training contributes to sport performance.

7. Identify performance improvements seen with focus on dynamic joint reactivity, transitional balance, skillful movement and strength and power.

8. Identify 6 variables of balance challenge progression.

9. Identify 4 major attributes of an athlete to consider when developing a training plan.

10. Identify 3 reasons why warming up is critical.

11. Identify 4 things to consider when planning and preparing a workout.

12. Identify 5 exercises for balance that are done without other equipment and ways to modify the exercises for skill level.

13. Identify 16 exercises for balance that are performed using a BOSUTM and ways to modify the exercises for skill level.

14. Identify 9 exercises for balance that are performed with a balance board and ways to modify the exercises for skill level.

15. Identify 5 exercises for balance that are performed with a stability ball and ways to modify the exercises for skill level.

16. Define proprioception.

17. Identify the proper sequencing of information through the neural loop.

18. Identify 3 things perceived or felt by kinesthetic senses.

19. Define center of mass or center of gravity.

20. Identify the key ingredient in the recipe for successful training.

21. Identify 7 criteria that can be used to determine if an exercise is "athlete ready".

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