Mission Statement

TRAINING GOAL SYSTEMS MISSION STATEMENT:

The mission of Training Goal Systems (TGS) is to use the most up to date training methods to provide an efficient and effective, leak proof approach to help clients attain desired results in the safest manner. The goal is to use the methods of training that the body listens to and not that of the ego. When following the guidelines set forth by TGS, the client will maximize results by channeling daily energy in the most productive way. The past, present and future fitness levels of the clients are taken into account when producing a holistic fitness regimen. We promote discipline in practicing healthy habits in order to reach any fitness goal or state. The foundation of the house must be sound in order to build and maintain. Sleep, Nutrition, Stress management, Injury prevention, Volume and Goal specific training, and Regeneration are the pillars in which we build from.

 

BASELINE MEASUREMENTS

We start by collecting baseline measurements of certain health and fitness aspects. In order to progress systematically, we need to know where we start. The baseline measurements include:

***Note that we use only the baseline measurements that individuals are currently capable of completing safely.***

  1. Functional Movement Screen
    Seven movements that screen for proper coordinated and balanced full body movements. Stability and mobility is assessed through each movement as well.
  2. Body height / weight/ body –fat percentage
    Although we do not stress the numbers of the height/ weight/ and body fat %. It is important to know these measurements as they can be useful in determining the success of the training program and overall health.
  3. Vo2 max /1.5 mile time
    A pillar of fitness, is the ability of the cardiovascular system to deliver oxygen and sugar rates) to the working muscles. This is a test to see what our aerobic capacity is. How efficient is our body at running for a certain distance?
  4. 40 yard dash
    The 40 yard dash is a measurement of speed over a fairly short distance. How coordinated and strong is the musculoskeletal system to propel the body forward for 40 yards?
  5. T- shuttle time
    The T- test measures the agility of the individual. How fast coordinated and efficiently can one change direction. Linear, lateral, and backpedalling movements will be tested.
  6. Max- push-ups (1 minute)
    Upper body pushing strength, shoulder stability, and core activation is tested.
  7. Max – pull ups. (no time req.)
    Upper body pulling strength, shoulder stability, and core activation is tested.
  8. Max sit- ups (1 minute) /front plank time
    Anterior (front) Core strength and stability are tested.
  9. Jump height
    The maximal jumping height is measured. The ability to complete a maximal full- body coordinated effort.
  10. Broad jump
    The maximal jumping distance from a standing position is measured. The ability to complete a maximal full- body coordinated effort.

 

INJURY PREVENTION

Working as an Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) preventing, assessing, managing, and rehabilitating sports injuries over the last 10 years has made me aware of some of the most devastating injuries that are highly preventable. We implement a dynamic warm-up to every workout focusing on proper movement patterns, building proprioception (body position awareness), reaction/ reflexes, muscle health (foam rolling and active stretches), symmetry in movement, muscle activation, and stability exercises. Safety is the number one concern when implementing the Training Goal systems.

 

FUNCTIONAL TRAINING

Functional training is a way of training that has become popular in the last 10-15 years. It’s a method that focuses on training movements and having the proper muscle firing or activation to complete the movement efficiently. Most of our daily required movements are a form of function. Whether you play a sport, work in a factory, we as humans have streams of movement potential. Getting past what movement looks like on the outside and training the inside physiological processes the way they have been laid down is the ultimate in training.

 

VOLUME, ENERGY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT, AND GOAL SPECIFIC TRAINING METHODS

Optimal training results are direct outcome of proper lifestyle habits. When people do not reach their fitness goals (if reasonably stated), it is primarily the aftermath of improper sleep, stress management, poor nutrition, and secondarily is poorly designed training program with lack of injury prevention and volume control. There are 168 hours in a week. A moderate to intense load of fitness training may be

5-10 hours a week of 168 total hours or 2-5% of the time. The healthy constructive use of the other 95-98% of the time is vital to the success during the time that we train.

The volume or the amount of training is important in that there must be a consistent approach to the volume of training over a period of time. In addition, we stress the importance of a cycling approach. We like to train for 6 -8 week a time towards a specific goal. When this goal is attained we shift gears and rest. In life we have to recognize that we cannot always be racing up the mountain. We will crash and burn.

There are 3 specific energy systems that the body uses to energize the muscles to create movement. This is the phosphocreatine system (Power), anaerobic system (Strength), and the aerobic system (Strength Endurance). We specifically focus on each one of these systems individually and specifically to maximize and diversify the individual’s fitness. The idea here is that we want each person to develop their power, strength, and strength endurance.

 

REGENERATION

Regeneration is the process of the body that recovers from a stress and adapts to that stress. Exercise is a stress on the body and if not managed correctly, this can lead to over training and physical breakdown or injury. Foam rolling, stretching, proper rest, proper nutrition including hydration are all vital to the regeneration process. After each workout, we finish with a cool down that includes stretches and movements that reinforce health body alignment and muscle function. We also plan our workouts to be on a schedule so that the volume of training is gradual and allows the body to adapt over time. We plan our workouts on a cycle so that there are times when we go hard and there are times when we go medium and there are times when we go light. This is called periodization and is an important concept to embrace and understand when maintaining a chosen level of fitness.