The methodology of CAMP is all described in the acronym that makes up our companies name. Complete, Athlete, Movement, Program, these four terms make up the science and methodology behind all that we do.
The idea of a complete athlete is something that motivates every aspect of every session with our athletes. We find it very important to implement aspects of flexibility, quickness, strength, speed, power, coordination and endurance. A complete athlete is someone that requires all of those traits previously named, and has the presence of mind to focus and tailor those skills on an everyday basis in practice and competition.
As we’ve seen in the recent 2012 London Summer Olympics athletes all have different and unique skill sets that separate their sports. This is the basis of CAMP’s methodology, that whether it be from genetics or the way an athlete trains their body they will always have pro’s and con’s concerning their complete athletic skill set. For example let’s compare and contrast the idea of an olympic 100 M sprinter and a marathon runner.
When you watched Usain Bolt, now the two time olympic champion in the 100m, 200m, and 4×100 relay. The 100 and 200 meter sprints are a test of an athletes raw strength and speed. The athletes that participate in this event have been conditioned to run in a straight line for 100m at a faster rate of speed than anyone else on the planet, and in that sense they accomplish their athletic goals. But, when referring to the idea of a complete athlete they lack in as many categories as the next guy. Lateral Quickness & Endurance are two area’s where sprinters lack ability in a major way, and though in their specific skill set they dominate the competition we can’t consider them a complete athlete.
Another example is Stephen Kiprotich, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the marathon in London. Kiprotich has amazing endurance and strength, cardiovasculary he is probably one of the most gifted athletes of his time, but because of the demands of his sport he lacks in certain area’s like power and quickness just like we discussed with the sprinters earlier. Considering how athletes like Kiprotich’s are to train, their is no wonder as to why he lacks in the above categories but nonetheless we can’t consider him complete.
The focus at CAMP is to build the complete athlete, we feel like we understand the importance of this matter and more importantly we understand how to accomplish the task of building that ideal athlete.
How about America’s decathlon gold medal winner to describe a complete athlete?
110 m Hurdles
These events collaboratively test an athletes performance of speed, power and jumping ability, strength and explosion, power, endurance, and durability. So in a sense that’s where you could separate CAMP from any other local gym, trainer, etc. We understand the idea of a complete athlete, and our goal is to build each and everyone of our clients from the ground up in a manner that mirrors our end goals, at the end of the day we want to build more Ashton Eaton’s (above) and that separates us from anyone or anything else, because we know how.
CAMP, Building Better Athletes LLC