The OPTTM Models
Optimum Performance Training
By incorporating multiple types of training—flexibility, cardio respiratory, core, balance, reactive, speed, agility, quickness, and strength—into every exercise program, improves biomotor abilities and builds high levels of functional strength, neuromuscular efficiency, and dynamic flexibility.
Individualized Program Design
OPTTM – Progression of Success
Phase 1. Stabilization Endurance Training - used for beginner-level clients who may possess muscle imbalances, lack postural control and stability and it best prepares individuals for higher demands of training. It also allows for proper recovery and maintenance of high level s of stability that will ensure optimal strength and/or power adaptations. The primary focus when progressing in this phase is on increasing ability in a proprioceptively (controlled instability) environment. This training phase focuses on:
o Increasing Stability
o Muscular Endurance
o Improving Flexibility
o Increasing Neuromuscular Efficiency of the Core
o Improving Inter/Intra-muscular Coordination
Phase 2. Strength Endurance Training - is a hybrid form of training that promotes increased stabilization endurance, hypertrophy (muscle growth), and strength.
Phase 3. Hypertrophy Training - is specific for the adaptation of maximal muscle growth.
Phase 4. Maximal Strength Training - focuses on increasing the load placed upon the tissues of the body. Maximal intensity improves:
o Recruitment and synchronization of More Motor Units
o Increase Force Production
Phase 5: Power Training: focuses on both high force and velocity to increase power.
Phase 6. Maximal Power Training increases speed strength and creates neuromuscular adaptations through an entire range of motion. This is a very specialized form of training geared for athletes that require maximum speed, strength and who have developed optimum levels of stabilization and strength prior to this phase of training.