How Do I Balance Skill Sessions, Strength Work, and Conditioning to Create an Effective Training Plan?

 

Developing Workouts for Combat Athletes Starts with Understanding the Physical Demands of the Sport, Stressors Involved and Learning to Compliment the Technical and Tactical Sessions.

 

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Strength & Conditioning for Combat Sports is Still Relatively New

 Many athletes and coaches simply want to grind and work hard everyday, but this can lead to decreased athletic performance, mental and physical fatigue, higher risk for injury, and a short athletic career.

Lots of resources and studies have allowed for increased insight, but how to train, when and how much is still being sorted out. Coaches need to understand the demands of each sport, skill practices and then compliment that with the appropriate dose and intensity in the weight room…not to mention effectively communicating with everyone involved.

It can be a complex landscape that requires careful planning, communication and monitoring to keep them healthy, improve their performance and prepare them for competition A common mistake fighters make with their S&C is following a training program that sacrifices skill development in order to develop strength, power and endurance. Even though their performance in the weight room may improve, the quality of technical skills training and sparring suffers, leading to subpar performance on fight night.

Enter Geoffrey Chiu, owner of GC Performance Training.

 

Geoffrey is a life-long martial artist and dedicated strength & conditioning coach based out of Vancouver, Canada and London, UK.

Since starting his career 7 years ago and been deeply involved in all aspects of fitness, strength & conditioning and combat sports. This has given him the opportunity to develop and coach provincial, national and international-level athletes from many different sports including basketball, tennis, badminton and strength sports. His coaching experience also extends to working with youth sports teams, police officer personnel and business professionals.

In the world of combat sports, he’s worked with amateur and professional athletes in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is constantly learning from world-class coaches in both the combat sports and S&C industries so that he can bridge the gap between skill and athletic development. His goal is to utilize pragmatic training methods and planning systems to further elevate the current landscape and paradigms of combat sports.

The Strength & Conditioning Handbook for Combat Sports

Unable to coach athletes in person, the COVID-19 lockdown gifted Geoffrey the time to create a resource that would continue to help others progress their training and planning knowledge.

He created this ebook by compiling training philosophies and methods that he used successfully working with various combat sport athletes.

His main goal was to share this with coaches and athletes to fill in gaps of knowledge he thought were missing in the field of S&C for fight sports.

This 60 page ebook tackles planning and training challenges experienced by coaches and athletes in the chaotic world of combat sports.

His main goal was to share this with coaches and athletes to fill in gaps of knowledge he thought were missing in the field of S&C for fight sports.

This 60 page ebook tackles planning and training challenges experienced by coaches and athletes in the chaotic world of combat sports.

It offers solutions to balancing skills development and S&C training for fighters by consolidating training philosophies from both worlds.

Lastly, this ebook provides actionable steps to help mitigate injury risk and optimize the training schedule so that fighters can train and perform to their full potential

Note: This is NOT a training plan…this is a handbook for coaches and athletes to reference and learn how to build more effective training plans for their athletes.

Inside this ebook you will learn how to:
  • Streamline the testing process to better understand your athletes and save time
  • Understand the demands of combat sports, so you can build more effective-specific training plans
  • Actionable steps to Reduce Risk of Injury, so you can perform at the highest levels
  • Detailed Approach to optimizing a training schedule, so you can get better, not just tired
  • Essentials of recovering between sessions, so you can show up ready to train and retain more information.
  • Learn What Conditioning Factors Play a Pivotal Role in Your specific Sport
  • Understand which exercises are most effective and when to use them
  • Sample Workouts to help guide you thru the development process

 

A benefit of this ebook is for readers to be able to to use this book as a reference and to draw inspiration from whenever they come across obstacles in the training or planning process.

I specifically named this ebook a “handbook” because I want readers to come back every now and then to get their gears turning.

This ebook covers many topics in the realm of S&C development in combat sports so I am sure coaches and athletes of all experience levels will find something useful.
Readers can expect 10 chapters filled with information, references and infographics to get them thinking critically about combat sports S&C as well as an example training methods and circuits that can be applied immediately into their own training programs.

Here’s What People are Saying About This Book:

Geoffrey is one of the few coaches I see apply a practical application of strength & conditioning and skill development, creating unison of systems. No longer are the days of the strength guy or the conditioning guy!

This e-book is a great starting point for skills coaches, s&c coaches and athletes looking to make sense of a clouded industry. Geoffrey uses original ideas combined with a strong evidence base to create a training blueprint that works in practice no matter what facilities the athlete has access to.

On a personal level (as both an s&c coach and a professional athlete) Geoffrey is one of the coaches I admire highly for his original approach and ethical pursuit of excellence in the industry.

Chris Miah

Geoffrey did a great job combining information from strength & conditioning and the skill side of training. Many coaches are simply winging it and unintentionally hurting their athletes careers. This book will help you understand combat sports, the demands of each sport, scheduling, training methods, collaborating with other coaches and more. A must read for any coach or athlete looking to improve their preparation for combat sports.

Corey Beasley

With this manual Geoffrey has pooled a mix of contemporary science, pragmatism and old school knowledge. This is a great resource for coaches and combat athletes to glean actionable information that will make a real impact on athletes and coach understanding of what constitutes proper S&C for combat athletes. It is presented in a straight forwards manner without too much baffling hard science or unrelatable anecdotes. Geoffrey has outdone himself and I can recommend this to anyone interested in the subject of combat sports performance.

William Wayland

As S&C for combat sports becomes more and more popular I find myself learning from an ever decreasing circle of people.

Where most prioritise sexy marketing, empty promises and an endless list of specific exercises that will apparently transform an athlete, Geoff focuses on the real nuts and bolts of working with combat athletes and the areas you can make a genuine impact.

If you are a novice coach wanting to work with combat athletes, a martial art head coach or an experienced S&C coach, ‘The Strength & Conditioning Handbook for Combat Sports’ is a brilliant resource that offers genuine value for money.

Daniel Iaciofano

The world of combat sports can be chaotic.

 

Instead of simply working hard and getting overwhelmed with information, you can learn how to efficiently navigate thru all of the noise and use the methods and strategies that are proven to deliver.

This book offers solutions to balancing skills development and S&C training for fighters by consolidating training philosophies from both worlds and provides actionable steps to help mitigate injury risk and optimize the training schedule so that fighters can train and perform to their full potential.

 

ON SALE TODAY FOR ONLY $37 (REG. PRICE $97)CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE S&C HANDBOOK FOR COMBAT SPORTS