SPEED program offered to high school athletes
SARANAC LAKE - Adirondack Health-s Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Department is offering a six-week summer program for area high school athletes, designed to build a base for training with a focus on proper technique to develop strength and power.
- Strength is defined as the ability of a muscle or muscle group to produce force in order to hold or move an object. Time is not a factor. It can take 2 seconds or 2/10 of a second. This becomes important when talking about athletic events and movements.
- Time becomes a factor when it comes to power. The more powerful a movement, the faster it occurs. You need strength to have power, and power is necessary for speed. This program will help participants build strength through lifts such as squats, bench presses, rows and Olympic lifts such as cleans and jerks. It takes months to truly develop gains from this type of program, and there are no short cuts.
- For the athlete interested in developing long-term power and speed, this program is a must.
SPEED program facts:
- Location: Training will take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center's International Weight Room in Lake Placid. Participants will have the opportunity to improve their abilities where national and international athletes train year-round. There will be a number of guest instructors from the training center to lend their expertise.
- Who: For high school athletes, ages 14-18 years.
- About: Dino Angelopoulos, ATC, CSCS and a staff member of Adirondack Health's Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Department, has 15 years of experience working with all levels of athletes, from youth/novice to Olympic level athletes. His background in injury management along with strength and conditioning gives Dino the expertise to assist all athletes and improve their athleticism while minimizing risk of injury.
- When: Mondays and Wednesdays, from June 24 through July 31. Times offered are noon-1 p.m. and/or 4:30-5:30 p.m. Depending on enrollment, sessions may be held at both times.
- Cost: $249 for 12 sessions.
Area high school athletes interested in participating should contact Dino Angelopoulos at (518) 523-8589 or email@example.com for more information.
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director