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Strength and Conditioning – Fitness but not as you know it

What is Strength and Conditioning (S&C)?

Strength and conditioning is the practical application of sports science, to enhance movement quality and performance. S&C is not general fitness, and it is not simply exercise for the sake of exercise.

Modern S&C is made up of two parts:

  • Strength – the quality or state of being physically strong

  • Conditioning - the process of training to become physically fit by a regimen of exercise, diet, and rest

What does a Strength and Conditioning Coach do?

Strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches help to improve your fitness for task via the implementation of a simplified practice absed on sport science principles, physiology and anatomy.

A S&C coach will focus on improving the qualities associated with your sport, including:

  • Speed

  • Skill

  • Strength

  • Stamina

  • Recovery

  • Injury reduction

Your S&C coach will develop training programs with your sport, current capability and requirements in mind.

What does a S&C session involve?

What these sessions involve will be determined by your sport or activity requirements.

For example, a javelin thrower has vastly different requirements to a marathon runner, and their supplementary training (training that isn’t their sport) should be altered to suit their task.

In a Strength and Conditioning session at Retrain Health, Ballina, your S+C coach will develop a program to suit your needs and then facilitate your training session, ensuring you are performing the correct techinques and successfully executing your program.

An example S&C program for a rugby league player may look like the following:

If you would like more information on how you can improve your sports performance, or to book an appointment with our Osteopath/Strength and Conditioning Coach, Dan, head online of give the clinic a call.


Retrain Health is based in the Northern Rivers, NSW. From our Byron Bay and Ballina clinics, our team provides a range of quality healthcare services and products.

Retrain Health offers osteopathy, remedial massage and strength and conditioning sessions with qualified practitioners.

If you are interested in finding out more information or would like to book an appointment, please contact the clinic by phone (02) 6680 7447, send us an email or click here to book an appointment online.

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