Sports

1.The body of knowledge currently available in strength and conditioning has increased the sophistication of training remarkably since the days of basic calisthenics. Today’s strength and conditioning coach interacts more with the athlete’s head coach, positional coach, sport psychologist, exercise physiologist, the team physician, and physical therapist. This myriad of expertise is blended together to make a highly specialized athlete, one that flourishes in sport competition. The one common theme that allows this mix of specialties to blend so well in their development of a complete, specialized athlete is that each profession places a strong importance on assessment. An understanding of the demands of the sport/position allows for this high degree of specification and sophistication. Discuss the methods and variables used for assessing an athlete’s strength and conditioning needs. Be specific and provide examples. 2. You have the responsibility of creating two annual periodization programs for two different athletes; strength and power athlete and an endurance athlete. Discuss the purpose or end goal of each program and how macrocycles (4-8 weeks) will be planned to reach these goals. Also, discuss how the variables of volume, intensity, and rest will be manipulated differently between the two programs across different macrocycles. Your answer should include how energy systems development (i.e. cardio) will be concurrently programmed along with strength qualities. You have the option of using particular sports in your answer.