This stage of our athletic development program is designed as a periodized macrocycle (12 week time period) consisting of 4 different mesocycles (3 week duration). In our mesocycles, we focus on a specific component of strength and movement development; 1. preparatory, 2. extensive, 3. intensive, and 4. power. The reason we do this is to avoid overtraining certain movements, which leads to injuries, and to see consistent gains. During all of our mesocycles we are continuing to incorporate all 8 pillars of athleticism into our programming. However, different mesocycles are emphasizing one or two of those components to a greater extent than the others. Our preparatory and extensive mesocycles are looking to build hypertrophy in our athletes and give them a base to develop strength (neuromuscular control) while working the mechanics of their movements. The intensive phase is looking to build strength in our athletes for the goal of improving the strength of the movements during performance. The power phase is building explosiveness in our athletes (olympic lifting emphasis in the weight room and plyometric emphasis on the movements). Athletes may enroll at any point in the training cycle.
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