Foundations: Every performance program, regardless of the name or goal, needs to begin by developing a foundation of mobility, stability, and efficient movement patterns. From this point, true performance development can begin by adding in the skills and movements necessary to benefit any athlete. This will be done with structured programs using elements of pillar preparation, movement preparation, movement skills, plyometrics, medicine balls, strength / power movements, energy systems development, regeneration strategies, and nutrition.
As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why do I need the Foundations Program?
The purpose of the Foundations program is to develop a launching point for performance development for all of our members. Through our Foundations course you will be given all the tools and guidance necessary to safely and efficiently move through all of the elements listed above. Unlike some other programs, we will also cover the “Why” behind these methodologies in order to better prepare you for life in general. Sometimes there is no coach to watch and critique you. Armed with this knowledge and skill set you will be able to better handle any situation that might come your way.
What does the Foundations Program Entail?
The Foundations program is a series of 6 classes designed to teach all Evolution Athletics members the foundational movements and principles of the Evolution Athletics Performance Program. From this base of knowledge and skill we can develop optimal power and skill across broad modal domains.
The Foundations Program is not just sitting in a class hearing someone ramble on about exercise science facts related to some obscure person or sport. The program also includes evaluations and movement analysis that include:
- Athlete support interview: Determine your goals/ weaknesses, training history, and relevant injury history
- Body Composition Measurement
- Evaluation of movement efficiency using the Functional Movement Screen
- General Power Assessment
- Movement Capacity Assessment using Metabolic Testing or field tests