Canisius College Strength and Conditioning Philosophy

The primary goal of the strength and conditioning program is to minimize risk of injury by adequately preparing all athletes for the demands of competition. It is well established that effective training programs improve joint stability and joint range of motion, increase muscular strength and power, enhance movement mechanics, and increase energy system function. The end result is the ability to overcome the physical stress of competition.

The second goal of strength and conditioning program is to improve the performance capabilities of each athlete and contribute to the success of each team. This is accomplished by implementing movement training that is specific to sports and that challenge each athlete mentally and physically.

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