Facility design - a general guide

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Ian Jeffreys

As the profession of strength and conditioning develops, and as the need for an effective strength and conditioning programme becomes clear to increasing numbers of people, one of the key factors that will need to be addressed if the full potential of strength and conditioning is to be fulfilled, is that of facilities. One of the great challenges many aspiring strength and conditioning coaches face is the unavailability of facilities suitably equipped to deliver effective strength and conditioning programmes. A look at the majority of private and public facilities quickly reveals their unsuitability for much of the work strength and conditioning coaches need to carry out. Just as problematic, is the fact that in the near future these are unlikely to change, given the differing target market of these facilities, and the lack of information about the safety and efficacy of strength and conditioning based programmes.

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