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Currently, the term “sport-specific training” has taken on a completely different connotation, largely in part because of the commercialization of the strength and conditioning industry. At the present time, the idea of sport-specific training is touted as being able to duplicate or imitate a specific skill or aspect of one’s sport or activity in the weight room atmosphere.

sport specific training, what is sport specific training, speed training, speedSport-specific training in its current concept is a means of simulating a movement or exercise in the weight room with the intention of it transferring to the playing field, regardless of what that field is. It, at times, is also a protocol of lifting fast to become fast, using low repetitions to bulk up, and performing explosive movements to become explosive. Of course, these are not all of the perceived concepts attached to sport-specific specific training, but enough to make one question what the hell someone is thinking when they argue these points.

The term “sport-specific” in my definition of the term means “specific to one’s sport or activity,” which means the individual should be engaging in perfect practice to improve their skill. If someone wants to improve their golf swing then they should take golf lessons from a qualified coach and then practice, practice, and practice some more. Swinging a weighted object of any kind in place of the golf club will not develop club head speed or improve their swing. What it will do is create new mechanics for their body to learn and then distort their regular swing. Plain and simple, there is no transference from one activity to another, which is why movement is specific.

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