At Silicon Valley Athletics, we believe in the profound impact of fitness on our energy, longevity and quality of life. Whether your goal is to gain strength, increase muscle mass, or improve athletic performance, working with a strength and conditioning coach at Silicon Valley Athletics can help you achieve your objectives.
The benefits of strength training are numerous, and include everything from improvements in muscular strength, power and endurance to improvements in body composition, injury prevention, increased bone density, and improved metabolic health. When you work with one of our trainers at Silicon Valley Athletics, you will be guided through a personalized strength and conditioning program taking into account your training experience, occupation, and the goals you have set for yourself.
Strength Training Packages
We offer our clients two training package options depending on their prior experience with strength training. Both options include an individualized and comprehensive training program built on evidence based principles including progressive overload and mechanical tension. Our coaches track objective strength and conditioning metrics through our mobile app which allows the client, coach and a participating third party registered dietician (when applicable) to work in concert to measure progress and make adjustments as necessary.
Level One Package
Our Level One Package is designed for beginners who are just starting out with a strength and conditioning program or exercise routine. These clients are learning to use gym equipment and require close supervision to ensure proper execution. Our strength coaches devise a training program for each in-person session and keep track of the sets, repetitions, and weights used during in an app (TrueCoach) which all clients have access to.
Level Two Package
Our Level Two Package is best suited for intermediate to advanced clients and includes a combination of both in-person training and remote programming. These clients are more autonomous in the gym but need structure, accountability, or the expertise of a strength coach to guide their athletic pursuits. These clients typically train with us in-person once or twice weekly but complete much of their training off-site. Our strength coaches devise a comprehensive training plan based on the number of days per week a client is able to train (minimum of three days per week for Level Two clients) and the training equipment a client has access to. Remote workouts are delivered through an app (TrueCoach) and include a suggested warm-up and then the work for the day including sets, reps, and video demonstration of each movement. When completing workouts remotely, the client will enter the results of their workouts in the app. Clients also have the opportunity to upload videos of themselves training, ask questions, and receive remote feedback from the trainer.
In both packages, our trainers work with the client to implement an effective and thoughtful workout program. We believe that fitness is meant to enhance your life, not burden it. Our goal is to create a routine that is easy to understand and sustainable so that fitness becomes an enjoyable and lifelong pursuit.
Tracking Your Progress
Tracking your workouts is an integral component of what we do at Silicon Valley Athletics. We keep a detailed log of every workout you complete in a mobile app including the number of sets, repetitions, tempo, and weights used for each movement. Additionally, your coach will track objective strength and performance metrics for compound lifts and/or aerobic work. This consistent monitoring is key to ensuring our clients reach and exceed their goals.
Understanding Progressive Overload
One of the core principles of strength training is progressive overload. A program that utilizes progressive overload will gradually and methodically increase the demands placed on the body to produce a physiological adaptation. This gradual increase in demand is the key to continuous progress in the gym.
Progressive overload can be achieved through altering a number of training variables. This might include changing the weight, reps, sets, intensity, speed, or rest time between sets. Our strength and conditioning coaches are experts in progressive overload and will use their expertise to determine which of these variables to manipulate and when to ensure continuous progress.
An often overlooked component of progressive overload is the role it plays in injury prevention. By gradually increasing demands, we allow the body time to adapt and strengthen the muscles, tendons and ligaments. A well implemented strength and conditioning program will reduce the risk of injury and has the potential to decrease musculoskeletal pain.
Progressive overload is a guiding principle in our program design and implementation at Silicon Valley Athletics. By tracking your workouts we are able to quantify your output and ensure continuous gains in strength, endurance, performance and overall fitness while mitigating the risk of injury.
We encourage you to prioritize strength training as a fundamental aspect of your health and fitness routine. After learning more about you, we will make every effort to pair you with the best fit strength coach who can guide you through proper technique, programming and progression. With consistent effort, it is absolutely possible to reach your fitness goals. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to learn more about you and your goals.