strength and conditioning

The Ten Components Of Athleticism


Here at Monkey Bar Gym Bellevue, we believe there are ten components that make up complete physical fitness or what we refer to as complete athleticism. Our goal is to help everyday people become more athletic. We focus on becoming better Athletes and the components of Athleticism are covered in our HIIT training and Body Power/Strength classes at Monkey Bar Gym. All classes are 60 minutes and can be geared for beginning or advanced students in how we tailor the exercises individually to your needs. Using no machines, we are a truly functional training Gym that employs kettlebell training, lifting free weights and bar work, which build strength and conditioning with lots of body weight exercises that help your body become more balanced and strong through the dynamic warmups to the actual 45 minutes or so of the workout to the 5-10 minutes cool down where we stretch the muscles we've worked for that day employing what we call Eischen's Yoga at the end, which is an engaged yoga platform.
Components Of Athleticism What They Mean And Why You Need Them

Strength: The ability to create force.
What if you did not have the strength to climb back to your feet after falling to the floor.
Imagine being able to move furniture and lift heavy bags on your own.
What if everything in the world around you felt lighter.

Speed: The ability to minimize the time cycle of a given movement.

Power: The ability to create maximal force in minimal time.

Mental Toughness Mental resilience: The ability to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Being able to separate brain from body and ignore pain (disclaimer: musculoskeletal pain is an important signal and should not be ignored). The capacity to maintain positivity and calmness when the going gets tough. Having the means to pick yourself up and continue regardless if you fall. Is this ability innate or purely an environmental adaptation? Can you train it? Stay tuned.

Endurance: Your capability to sustain long periods of activity such as walking, running, cycling or performing a high number of repetitions.

Cardiovascular Capacity: Your heart and lung’s ability to deliver oxygen to the working muscles and carry out a given task effectively.

Balance & Coordination: Perform movements with precision and grace. Control the placement of your body with accuracy.

Agility: Move quickly from one movement pattern to another, being nimble on your feet or on the floor.

Stability: Consciously and unconsciously preventing movement in one part of the body while creating movement in another, thereby protecting vulnerable areas.

Mobility Flexibility in motion: Range of motion through muscles and joints.