By upao - Posted on 21 June 2017

 

“The main objective of this activity is to actually equip our students to be at par with the graduates of other countries in terms of physical education and strength and conditioning,” said Dr. Rex John Bawang, Director of Benguet State University (BSU) – Institute of Human Kinetics (IHK).

Dr. Bawang was talking about the International Performance Sciences, Strength, and Conditioning Workshop organized by IHK on June 6-9, 2017 at the gymnasium participated by BSU students, athletes, and coaches.

Said workshop was facilitated by Dr. Timothy Dornemann, Director of Sports Performance and Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Barton College, USA; Mr. Christopher Javier, National Coach in Powerlifting Asian Championship 2017; Mr. Ryan Elizaga, Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Far Eastern University Tamaraws and Baby Tamaraws; and Mr. Jose “Totie” Andres, Life Coach at Athletes in Action.

The first day tackled on the ‘Introduction of Developing the Total Athlete’ and ‘Being a Coach of Influence’. This was coupled with practical sessions on ‘Dynamic Warm-up’ and ‘Developing Your Own Dynamic Warm-up’.

Dr. Timothy Dornemann, Director of Sports Performance and Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Barton College, USA, underlined the importance of ‘warming up’. “If the body is not in balance, then it does not work properly,” said Dr. Dornemann.

“If we don’t accomplish the basics, you’re not going anywhere [sic],” added Dr. Dornemann.

During the second day, an eduction on the ‘Programming: The Foundation of Training, the Needs Analysis’ and ‘Developing Your Own Needs Analysis’ was lectured. Practical applications on speed and core training followed the lectures. Dr. Dornemann said that it is needed to consider the differences in the magnitude of the adaptation to the training among individuals.

Moreover, the third day focused on speed, agility, and plyometric training. A group activity on conducting an overhead squat assessment was done.

Lastly, the fourth day gave emphasis on ‘Corrective Exercise Programming’, ‘Designing an Athlete Development Circuit’, and ‘Running an Athlete Development Circuit’.

Aeryll Keith Cuadlisan, Bachelor in Physical Education student, thanked the facilitators for not only teaching the participants about the skills but also about the right character and attitude in sports.// Juman Kevin B. Tindo