Philosophy

Train Like an Athlete

At the highest levels of athletic competition, following a specific training regimen is universally recognized as a critical part of athletic success. Today, no one should need convincing of the need for athlete-specific training to optimize performance – the stronger the athlete, the better they will perform.

Athletic Strength Institute combines a professional training environment with progressive strength training methods that have been proven at every level of competition – from amateur to Olympic. Chris holds level 2 Certifications from the Poliquin Performance Institute in both performance and BioSignature.

When developing an athlete, we prioritize correcting their physical limitations (strengthening weak muscles, improving flexibility, restoring proper movement patterns, etc.). By thoroughly addressing these physical imbalances first, we better prepare the athlete to maximize their potential in traditional strength and power exercises, which translates to improved performance.

When properly implemented, traditional strength and power exercises result in improved performance and an increased ability of the athlete to handle the physical demands of their sport. This approach ensures continued improvements in performance and long-term athletic success.

Eat Like an Athlete

Nutrition and training should always be viewed as one entity, never separately. Proper nutrition is a critical factor for anyone who wants to maximize their performance by ensuring they’re getting enough nutrients for recovery and to fuel their performance. Chris is also a Precision Nutrition (Level 1) certified coach.

While no diet directly increases strength, power, or endurance, an adequate diet enables an athlete to train and compete to the best of their ability. Our nutrition guidelines are based on the scientific rationale for performance-enhancing nutritional practices and on practical information concerning the individual nutritional needs of an athlete.

Athletes and professionals who work with athletes are often confused about nutritional guidelines for athletes.

  • Should athletes gorge on carbohydrates?
  • Should athletes follow a high-protein diet?
  • Does the timing of food intake matter?
  • Are certain foods detrimental and others helpful?

The ideal diet for an athlete depends on many factors: age, body size, sex, genetics, sport, environmental training conditions, as well as on duration, frequency, and intensity of training. Requirements, therefore, vary greatly between and within athletic groups.

By implementing a comprehensive nutrition and training system that is built on consistent  communication between the athlete and coach we can appropriately adjust an athlete’s nutrition program based on their needs and physical demands.

We ensure each athlete is prepared to meet the demands of their sport through intelligently designed training and nutrition progression models that provide continued and sustainable progress.

We do not believe in a “one-size-fits-all” approach to training or nutrition when working with anyone. The best training and nutrition programs are ones that are individualized to the athlete.

If you are training for any of the following, we have a meal plan for you