Showing posts from March, 2019

Seven Ways to Strengthen Your Athletes

"Leap, and the net will appear." – John Burroughs It's possible that your athletes are as strong as you want them to be now and you feel that they won't benefit from any additional strength. Now that we got the joke out of the way let's get on with it. Use the correct working range for reps  Generally, your athletes should not be doing sets of less than 5 reps or more than 30 reps.  7 - 15 reps is a nice workload for much of the lifting you will do.   I like one warm up set and one work set.   On the work set once you can get 15 reps easily, add a bit of weight at the next workout. Add single limb movements.   Don't go heavy on these.  The main thing is that the weights put the body in an unbalanced state.   The sports your athletes play don't present athletes with forces that are all nicely balanced and come at the athlete perpendicular and centered.  So, it makes sense to do some movements that cause the body to have to stabilize itself. For leg