John Cissik

Website: http://cissik.com/blog

John Cissik

John has worked with athletes at all levels, produced four videos, written 10 books and published more than 70 articles on strength and speed training. He currently teaches special education and coaches baseball, basketball, and special needs sports.

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What are Jump Squats, And Why Should I Do Them?

Athletes in all sports need power. This is about exerting force quickly. This is important for sprinting, changing directions, throwing, hitting, kick...

4 Weight Room Techniques for Elite Speed and Power

Sprinting athletes need to be strong and powerful. To run fast, an athlete has to be able to exert force against the ground, not only does the athlete...

Athletes Who Want to Run Fast Shouldn't Waste Time With Traditional Leg Curls

Hamstring injuries can be a real problem for sprinting athletes. Not only do they sideline the athlete for weeks at a time, but they are also very lik...

Kids Spend too Much Practice Time Standing Around. Here's How to Fix It

Practice is where athletes learn how to play the game. It's where teams learn to work together, form an identity and develop a strategy. Practice is a...

The Five Essential Movements for Building Athletic Strength

For an athlete or coach who's just beginning to dive into the world of strength and conditioning, the topic has arguably never felt more confusing. ...

Why 'Reactive Agility' Is Important for Athletes—And How You Can Train It

When people think of agility, they think of changing directions. Cutting, stopping, going backwards, veering, that sort of thing. To me, agility is...

Complete Full-Year Sprinters Workout Program

If you want to be the fastest sprinter on the track, you need to be explosive, propel yourself off the blocks and move your limbs quickly and forcef...

Get Stronger in the Off-Season With This 16-Week Baseball Training Program

A solid off-season baseball training program can make or break in-season success. Once the baseball season is over, it's time to begin preparing for the...

Teach Young Baseball Players How to Get Baserunners Out

Controlling baserunners is an important part of a baseball team's defensive strategy. Done right, a team can get extra outs and can severely disrup...

If You're Simply Assigning Sets and Reps, You're Failing as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and conditioning coaches have never been more important. While the one-sentence job description for the role might be something as simple ...

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