Athletes With Purpose (AWP) focuses on developing both body and mind. The two fundamental principles behind AWP’s training philosophy are education and total body strength. Primarily, we believe in educating each athlete on the purpose behind training, as well as proper techniques for all exercises. This allows athletes to fully understand and develop their bodies, and teach them how to maximize their results in training and performance.
Second, we believe in developing total body strength and core stability, targeting and training each muscle group, minimizing weak points and preventing injury. Building total body strength and conditioning serves as a perfect foundation to maximize athleticism. We use a variety of training techniques from video analysis to high-level competition to ensure that we obtain maximum results. AWP Trainers are constantly learning new techniques and educating themselves to ensure that each AWP athlete has all the available resources to succeed.
Sports Performance Training at AWP creates a higher level of athlete. Our programs seek to change motor behavior in athletes to help them perform at times of great physical and mental demand. Focusing on athletes’ motor programs and correct movement patterns creates a more efficient athlete. AWP athletes are also taken out of their comfort zone to push their abilities in competition, changing the complexity of tasks and environment, creating well-rounded athletes that can perform at a high level in a variety of situations.
The Periodization Principle as defined by AWP
For an athlete to become faster and more agile they must become stronger, to become stronger they must gain muscle mass, producing strength. Periodization is the process of varying a training program at regular time intervals to bring out optimal gains in physical performance. Some proven benefits of periodization are improved muscular endurance, strength, power, motor performance and muscle mass gain. Using periodizaiton, a competitive athlete is able to optimize physical performance at a particular point in time, such as for a major competition. The AWP training program is rooted in this principle and each program is designed to help athletes peak for their competitive seasons or events.