Our conditioning classes work on both metabolic conditioning (ie cardio or high intensity training) and joint conditioning. Elements of each workout in class can be customised to suit the capabilities, fitness-level, or fitness goals of each attendee.
Consistent with our programming guidelines, participants should expect to be in the gym for one hour. In addition to comprehensive warm-up and cool-downs, time between the Conditioning and the Warm-Up / Cool-Down is spent instructing and practicing movements designed to both increase skill competency and improve mobility.
For example, poor thoracic mobility while squatting mars hip positioning. Sequencing is skewed, the wrong muscles fire at the wrong time, and the squatting task is unevenly distributed. Performance on a given lift is both affected acutely and over time because of sub-par mobility. Tragically, the story ends with a lot of shoulda-coulda-wouldas.
There are your typical limiting factors– Shoulder, thoracic, hip and ankle. You may have one or more, you may have none. This is where training partners and videotaping your training come in handy. If you don't have access to a camera and lift alone, it's easiest to address them all.
Making a distinction between strength and mobility training is pointless. They're inseparably paired, each contributing to the other.
The grand interplay between strength and mobility is facilitated by several factors: joint range of motion, joint positioning, patterning, and sequencing. These qualities are inseparable– they affect each other at all times, improving or impairing performance for whether you lift, invert, run, swim or just be.