Every athlete’s goal is to enhance speed, quickness, agility, and body control relative to their sport. While linear speed training is important, the ability to change direction and transfer power efficiently and precisely is arguably more important than flat out linear speed.
At Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County, NJ, speed development and enhancement is a careful balance and combination of strength training, sport training, skill training, and speed and agility training. Our Olympic Lift program is excellent for athletes who want to improve their performance in all of the above areas.
Olympic Lifting for speed and agility training is the future of athletic training. Leg strength and core strength are both essential for speed. Max strength and the ability to accelerate rapidly are very closely related. Power and Olympic lifting develops both of these aspects by conditioning specific strengths while improving acceleration.
Speed and Agility Training For Functional Movements
At Ultimate Fit Zone in Monmouth County, our unique speed & agility training using Power and Olympic lifts focuses a lot of time on squats (Front & Back), lunges, and variations of Olympic movements (Clean, High Pulls, Split Jerk, Push Jerk, Snatch & combination lifts). These movements are essential for conditioning the Triple Extension (extending the ankle, knee, and hip). The triple extension occurs in many movements across a variety of sports including during jumping, taking down an opponent, swinging, throwing, track & swimming starts, etc. We focus extensively on this movement in many of the Olympic lifts we practice.
Olympic and Power lifts learned at our program for speed and agility can help train muscles based on their function. Single joint movements that isolate a specific muscle (bicep curls) are very non-functional. Athletics is about the integration of muscle groups into movement patterns. Our goal is to help athletes master the form of these unique lifting exercises and then put them through challenging workouts to ensure they can not only master the form, but perform each movement precisely with speed and control.
Our Olympic Lifting training session occur every Monday @ 4pm, Tuesdays @ 7:30pm and Saturdays @ 11:30 am. We are always expanding and adding to our schedule. For a complimentary session, please call or text 732-428-2111 or fill out the form below.