Today’s staff education was about Energy System Development (ESD) and how to integrate ESD into plyometrics, speed and agility, power and strength training for each specific sport. We defined the Anaerobic and Aerobic Systems and how different sports pull from both systems, but more importantly what the dominant energy source for the demands of that sport are.
When we talk about sports like Football, Baseball and Volleyball, we talk about how 90% of the sport uses the Anaerobic System. To be more specific these sports utilize ATP + CP + Muscle Glycogen. They consist of an average play lasting around six seconds, with a recovery time of approximately thirty seconds, which creates a work:rest ratio of 1:5. Understanding these specific components allows our coaches to develop training strategies and programs more specific to each athletes sport and position.
Please leave any comments or questions about ESD and how we use it in all of our training at SSP.