Summer Offseason Tips - Part1

Now that you've enjoyed a little rest and recovery, it's good idea to start your summer offseason strength and conditioning program. In this issue, I will address the secrets and tips needed to help you create dividends in your training if you apply it.

Here goes. According to Dr. Bob Ward, a former great strength coach with the Dallas Cowboys,the order of emphasis in training for power sports is:

Pure strength- think power lifting type exercises (squat,deadlift, bench press and I would throw in rows and pull-ups)

Power training- Olympic weight lifting,plyometric work)

Ballistics- Medicine training and throws

Sprint loading- resisted sprints (sled, bullet belt)

Speed enhancement- Speed training (acceleration work)

Speed endurance- Speed over distance ( remember this wil not get you faster)

Over speed development- this is assisted speed development. Think of sprinting down a hill. Only do this type of training when your speed mechanics are excellent.

If you stick with this type of model, you will greatly increase your speed, strength and power.

I will give more tips in the next issue. Please pass this info.on to any coach or athlete you know. Or better yet,sign them up for my free newsletter.

Thanks for reading,

Andy

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