One of the most important aspects of being an outstanding athlete is physical conditioning. You must be fit. You have to be strong, mobile both laterally and straight line, flexible, and you must have excellent endurance.
We, at PERFECT FIT, have looked into the very best training regemines for our athletes. Make sure your lifting instructor KNOWS how to lift, has competed in lifting, knows the proper techniques and has years in the business. It makes no sense and it is not safe to go to a gym where the trainer went through some on-line course or spent 72 hours some place and received a piece of paper saying, "Certified Trainer." Be smart about who you train with. Your strength and conditioning and your health depend on it.