Strength and Conditioning: Principles for Developing Peak Athletic Performance


  • Ingrid Schneider University of Vienna, Austria


Strength (SS), Conditioning (CC), Developing Peak Athletic Performance (DPAP), Smart PLS Algorithm.


"Strength and Conditioning: Principles for Developing Peak Athletic Performance" is comprehensive research beyond traditional training manuals, providing a revolutionary approach to athletic development. The research navigates the delicate interaction of biomechanics, physiology, psychology, and nutrition while grounded in specificity, overload, and progression. It has far-reaching ramifications, including improved performance, injury prevention, and holistic athlete development. Exploration of periodization models enables athletes and coaches to organize training cycles strategically, assuring peak performance throughout critical times. Sports nutrition focuses on the symbiotic link between food and performance, giving practical insights for educated nutritional decisions. The research comprehensive approach extends to psychological elements, acknowledging mental resilience and attention as essential peak performance components. Evidence-based decision-making is established as a foundational principle, encouraging a culture of continual learning and adaptability. Real-life case studies of successful athletes serve as inspiring narratives, helping others on their paths to greatness. In essence, "Strength and Conditioning" represents a paradigm change in how players and coaches see and approach athletic development as a path to peak performance and enduring greatness. The literature that is currently available suggests that increased muscle strength may be the only way to enhance an individual's performance in a variety of general and sport-specific skills while also lowering their risk of injury during performance. Consequently, within the necessary parameters of each activity or event, sports scientists and practitioners should employ long-term training programs that maximize muscle strength. Subsequent investigations should explore how force-time properties, general and sport-specific abilities, potentiation ability, and injury rates alter when people go from one set of standards or recommended strength phases to another.




How to Cite

Strength and Conditioning: Principles for Developing Peak Athletic Performance. (2024). Revista De Psicología Del Deporte (Journal of Sport Psychology), 33(2), 292-300.