Parents! Why You Must Have Your Child Strength Train, and Why the Concerns Misled You

by Jul 19, 2020

Comparison of activities that should alarm us more than strength training has:

  1. Gymnastics
    1. Neck, shoulder, spine, hip, wrists, knees, achilles/ankles are all highly at risk in the sport of gymnastics.
    2. An exercise where the gymnastic move requires landing from a jump or dismount there can be forces up to 5-times the child’s body weight going through the joints and tissues.
  2. Throwing, Serving, Pitching
    1. Sports like baseball and softball cause the shoulder, elbow, and wrists to manage forces at incredible speeds, never met by strength training exercises
    2. The lack of proper arm mechanics places tremendous stress on all the tissues and joints of the entire arm (wrist, elbow, shoulder…)
  1. Wrestling and Football
    These two sports require a high level of physical strength to be successful and safe.
    1. When athletes are placed in physical positions that over-stretch joints and muscles there is a lot of damage being done (minor to significant amounts). 
    2. The collisions that occur from athlete to athlete and athlete to ground are enough to break bones, cause concussions, tear soft tissue, and damage joints.
  2. Basketball and Soccer
    1. The number of ACL injuries alone, that come from these two sports, especially in females, is staggering.
    2. The amount of force going into the ground and the need for joints and muscles to withstand these forces to protect the joint and tissues is very high.
  3. Distance Running
    1. Such a seemingly safe activity, but the amount of force traveling through the body on every step is staggering.
  1. There are more broken foot bones, low back pain, knee and hip injuries, and tendonitis causes by the simple act of “going for a run”

Every class here at Titan is coached from start to finish; classes start with our Titan performance prep system (movement preparation). We want our athletes to learn the fundaments of performance prep so they take this system and apply it not only before training here at Titan, but at their schools, at home, while traveling and so on. 

MISSION: to create the most resilient athlete possible.

We believe this is accomplished with year round (long term training) backed by safe, effective and scientific pricinciples of strength and conditioning. 











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Parents! Why You Must Have Your Child Strength Train, and Why the Concerns Misled You

by Jul 19, 2020

Parents and coaches, I’m thrilled to be leading the charge inside the Performance Center as we lay the bricks to create something special here at Titan. Strength & Performance training that fosters Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD), Injury Prevention and safe progressions while meeting athletes of all ages where they are at.

The following are the Performance Center’s core values pertaining to athlete development:

Prepare & Protect
Move Well
Move Strong
Move Fast

Our athlete programming will always address common components of Sports Performance:

Strength – Speed – Power Development – Injury Prevention – Stability – Agility – Mobility – Recovery – Nutrition – Movement Skills – Conditioning – Self Confidence – Flexibility

At Titan, our mission: To provide evidence based sports performance training to our clients in pursuit of reaching their goals.



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What Are Benefits of Strength Training for Young Athletes?

  • Children can learn proper movement patterns such as how to squat, lunge, bend, lift, push, pull, and rotate.
  • Being able to improve functional range of motion where kids can safely play sports and activities.
  • Increase central nervous system function, mainly in the form of coordination of inter and intramuscular coordination.
  • Increase in strength of bones by placing appropriate controlled stress to them.
  • Increase in tensile strength of muscles and tendons.
  • For a highly respected organization reference read here (Mayo Clinic)


    What Are Titan’s Core Principles of Sports Performance Training? 

    The following are the Performance Center’s core values pertaining to athlete development:

    Prepare & Protect (Do No Harm)
    Move Well
    Move Strong
    Move Fast


    Coach Miguel, CSCS

     Director of Sports Performance and Head Coach

     Coach Miguel is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS*). Coach Miguel holds a USAW-L2 (Advanced Sport Performance Coach). Coach Miguel served as a contract strength coach within Tulsa Public Schools while working with 450+ student athletes (from basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, football, softball & POM). 

    Coach Miguel is completing his Masters in Human Performance: strength and conditioning this fall. He is thrilled to incorporate proven results driven sports performance training while taking into the latest research in the field of strength and conditioning. 

    Coach Miguel’s mission in one sentence: “To create the most resilient athlete possible. 

    *A CSCS is professional that acquired in-depth knowledge in the areas of strength training and conditioning.  The areas include the scientific principles and concepts associated with the physiological adaptations to training, as well as the practical aspects of designing safe and effective conditioning programs for athletes. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. 

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