Whether you’re looking to improve your strength, speed, power, agility, mobility, or sport-specific endurance – O.C. Fast-Twitch will get you there. It is no coincidence that we have been in business for 20 years developing athletes in all sports. We have seen shocking transformations and improvements in athleticism over those years. We believe that these improvements should be obvious so we test and re-test to show you your progress in a multitude of performance variables. Our unique system allows for individualized programming and attention at a 3-1 client to trainer ratio. The training is very specific and focused! Below is a sample of how our sports performance training looks.
Our session are 1 hour in length and begin with a comprehensive warm up that prepares the body for a very explosive and intense workout. It is our philosophy during the warm up to get the body in the best physiological training state so maximum benefit is gained from the workout. We use a variety of full body movements to achieve this.
Pre-Hab/Individual and Sports Specific:
After the warm up we take you through a couple exercises that are tailored to you and the sport you play. The exercises are meant to balance out the body and protect you from the repetitive nature of your sport. One of the biggest precursors to injury is muscle imbalance.
We usually use one exercise that requires a full body motion that is done at a greater intensity than the warm up. The exercise that we choose is based off of the level of the athlete, what training phase they are in, and what their workout that day is. We view this as the final step before it is Go Time!
Meat and Bones:
By the time you get to this part of the workout you should be feeling good! We like to equate it to the pregame feeling where you have a light sweat going, joints are lubricated, and mental focus is high. The more advanced the athlete the more complex and intense the workout, but no matter where you are at on your training journey we require complete focus and effort. Our trainers are there to make sure that happens. We have about 6 exercises that we take you through that focus on the lower and upper body. One of our principals as a gym is that movement always comes before load, so if the trainers see movement diminishing we will have you bring down the load and refocus on good movement.
We will set aside time to focus on core work. Our belief is that the primary role of your core musculature is to stabilize the spine. The ability to keep a neutral spine is essential to athletics because not only will you stay safer but your ability to transfer power will increase with core stability. The way we do our core exercise is with this in mind so you can expect that there will be a lot of anti-movemnt drills. These are exercise where an outside stimulus pulls you of axis and your core muscles need to fire and keep you inline.
During this period of the workout many will act like the workout is done but a tremendous emphasis is placed on achieving full range of motion. Depending on the problem area of the athlete and movement restrictions this can look different for different athletes. We use a lot of trigger point therapy or self massage. We will also do some body position work.