Sample Plyometric Workout

First thing’s first: do NOT blindly copy this workout! Please read Plyometrics: Three Mistakes that Increase Your Risk of Injury before starting any plyo program. This workout is presented for informational purposes only.   Before doing a plyometric workout, I do a thorough dynamic warmup. Prancing, galloping, pogos are excellent pre-plyo warm up exercises. I […]

Plyometrics: 3 Mistakes that Increase your Risk of Injury

Mistake number 1:  Skipping the prerequisites Plyometric training shouldn’t be done in isolation, but as part of a complete training program that includes strength training.  You don’t need to be able to squat a certain amount, but you do need to have a basic level of strength.     Athletes will be better prepared by focusing on […]

Creating a Core Circuit

You know it’s time to stop doing crunches and be smarter about your core training. But where to begin? My favorite method of training the core is by circuits. Because the primary purpose of the core is providing stability, is it made up of a higher percentage of slow twitch fibers. This means it responds […]

Balanced Upper Body Lifting Session

A balanced upper body session will include an equal emphasis on pushing and pulling exercises. Below is a moderate intensity strength training session involving sets of 8-10RM.  Rest between sets should be less than 2 minutes.  To have a more efficient workouts, you can pair the pushing and pressing exercises (do sets of pulling exercises […]