Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I / my daughter strength train?

We chose the name Relentless ATHLETICS because we focus on the development of ATHLETES….. specifically, the FEMALE ATHLETE.

Science shows us that weightlifting can help our athletes become not just stronger….. but faster, able to jump higher, be more powerful, stable, coordinated and even resistant to injuries! Weightlifting allows us to develop a better athlete who is then able to become a better {insert your sport} player.

Did you know ACL Injuries have been considered an “epidemic” among female athletes since the 1990s? And guess what…..non-contact ACL injures in females are simply overuse injuries. Strength training is the MOST effective tool to help reduce the chance of these overuse injuries!!

If you / your female is participating in competitive sport….it is both yours & her responsibility to PREPARE her body for the stressors of that sport!!

How many times a week should I / my daughter strength train?

At Relentless, we recommend our female athletes strength train 2-3x a week depending on her training age (lifting experience), goals, and previous injury history.

Will I / my daughter get "big" or "bulky"?

NO WAY!!  Strength training for sport is VERY DIFFERENT than the sport of bodybuilding!

Muscle on a female who you may consider “bulky” takes years and years of dedicated time and effort (and probably some outside help 😀)

Instead of “bulking” up from weightlifting, you/ your daughter’s body will respond by taking on a firmer more athletic look!  No skin and bones here…. but healthy frames that are full of lean, firm muscle.

If you are worried about bulking up, please stop straying away from heavy weights and instead start focusing on your diet.

Should I / my daugter be squatting THAT low? Will that hurt my/her knees?

Squatting full depth will NOT hurt your/her knees!  Actually, squatting this low helps strengthen them!! Full depth squats performed with proper technique (stability at the spine) allows athletes to activate their glutes (AKA THE POWER HOUSE of your body’s force production).  Stronger glutes = stronger hip extension= faster runners, higher jumpers, and more explosive athletes!

What age should you start strength training?

There is no such thing as “too young” or “too old” when it comes to training! Training is universal…. only the goals of our training differ based on an athlete’s pubescent age!