Athletic Performance

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Ultimate Goal

Build resilience in the Mind and Body while developing the Person and Player to be their best.

What We Are About

Building relationships and trust while making an impact on student-athletes.

What We Believe

1. Relentless, Detailed, Consistent Effort (RDC)

Three components of effort that we need to be our best. If one of these is missing, we will never come close to maximizing our potential.

2. High Character—Low Ego

Character drives everything. The better person you are, the better teammate and athlete you will be. Low ego is about being humble and coachable.

Team-first mentality. It's about sacrificing for one another and achieving team-related goals.

3. Team Life

Embracing the "it's not about me" attitude. Great teams do difficult things together.

Five Pillars of Performance Training

1. Multi-joint—3-D Movements

Multi-joint movement's recruit and activate more muscle fibers which provide structural support and stability needed to produce greater muscular force. Injury reduction is a big reason why we strength train, and this is why we will always choose free weights and cables that allow three-dimensional movement over machines.

2. Balanced Programming

Balance with pulling and pushing exercises. The best way to reduce the chance of a shoulder, hip or knee injury is to have balance between upper/lower pulling and pushing.

3. High-Quality Reps

How an athlete develops is closely related to how they train. How you train is a reflection of the quality and intent of every single repetition. Every single day we train, we are obsessed with the quality of each rep.

4. Progressive Individualized Training Plan

Every single training session there will be specific goals. Each athlete has their own training card and folder where every session of an athlete's entire career will be tracked and monitored. This helps with accountability, recovery, and long-term athletic development.

5. The Basics

Consistently training and mastering the basics over and over. There are hundreds of different exercises and drills out there; we will pick the absolute best exercises and drills that will give our athletes the highest return in a progressive manner to make sure they master each movement.

View Staff

Our Athletic Performance staff, led by Coach Jones and Coach Stork, is the edge that allows us to maximize our student-athletes' potential at a level much higher than our competition. It's not just was this staff does, it's how they do it that makes us special in this area of our athletic programs here at Luther.

—Caleb Padilla (Head Football Coach)