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GCU Strength and Conditioning

GCU STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Prevent Injury, Improve Performance

The Grand Canyon University club sports strength and conditioning program fosters a positive, safe and detail-oriented training environment. Our philosophy allows coaches to help student-athletes reach their athletic potential. At the same time, our goal is to educate club student-athletes on proper technique, program design and general personal wellness.

Program Goals

  • Prevent injury
  • Improve athletic performance by:
    • Increasing strength
    • Developing energy systems
    • Increasing flexibility

Program Objectives

The goal of the strength and conditioning program is to:

  1. Design and administer strength, flexibility, aerobic, plyometric and other training programs that reduce the likelihood of injuries and improve athletic performance. More precisely, we want to design training programs that increase desired results in body composition, hypertrophy, strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, speed, agility, coordination, balance and power.
  2. Develop training programs to account for biomechanical and physiological differences among athletes, taking into consideration training status, experience, physical limitations and injury status.
  3. Recognize acute and chronic physiological responses and adaptations to training and their implications for the design of sport-specific training programs.
  4. Educate athletes on the importance of proper technique and recovery and how each affects health and performance.