It’s Fairuz here, the master of the ‘house of pain’ at Legends. I take the role of Head of Strength & Conditioning and take pride in running our Legends Core classes.
After being in the fitness industry for a while now, I’ve heard many question, ‘what is the secret to increasing overall strength?’. It has always been an ideology among people that the more they put in, the more they force, they will then definitely be stronger and fitter, fast. Many fail to realise the importance of rest and the proper training methods that will help in their respective sport (in our case, boxing). There is no short cut. Sport science has evolved over the years and is able to give us a better understanding on how our body react and function in training or competition.
Diet, believe it or not, plays a major role.
For example, you can’t fill a Ferrari with cheap petrol and expect the Ferrari to perform like how a Ferrari should. Truth is, any Tom, Dick or Harry can go to the gym and carry the heaviest weight available. But it’s not very easy when it comes to the kitchen. What you put in your body is YOUR fuel. Get the drift?
One thing for sure is that there is no one perfect template for EVERYONE. Every person’s musculoskeletal system is unique. At Legends, our dedicated easy-to-talk-to trainers will give you advice on what will work for you specifically. It might take a few trial and errors but we’ll help you get there.
In this post, I’ll briefly introduce you to the special concept of ‘WORK CAPACITY’. It is the underlying element of a successful training program or class I should say. In layman terms, progressive training is taking into consideration to better your condition. Some questions that should come to mind are…When is the time to put higher volume? When is the time to increase resistance? How many sets? How many reps? How heavy? How often should I be doing this? Should this be done at the beginning of a training session or at the end?
In training, your progression depends on your preparedness, meaning, the level your bodily system is ready to accept or absorb.
You do not want to be over-training, straining your muscles, getting injured, see a decline in your progress or worse still, BE STAGNANT!! That is when many people will just give up and eventually return to their old lifestyle. I will guide you to the next step both physically and mentally.
As the Head of Strength & Conditioning at Legends, I aim to share my knowledge and experience that I’ve build over the years with you! The world of fitness has changed my life tremendously and I’m confident that you will benefit from the training too.
Come for our ‘Legends Core’ classes to learn more about increasing your strength. I won’t lie to you. The session can be painful. However, it is extremely necessary, especially if you are a serious competitor in combat sport. Even if you don’t participate in boxing competitively, it doesn’t hurt to be stronger!
The 4 main elements to work capacity will be demonstrated to you progressively over the classes you attend. So take your first step to Legends Fight Sport and find out the secret to the elements of work capacity in Strength and Conditioning!