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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Improve Your Vertical With This One-Week Jump Training Plan

The vertical jump is an important test in many sports. First, it has direct application to what happens in many sports. Jumping up for a rebound,...

Get Faster for Any Sport With This 12-Week Speed Workout

Properly done, a speed workout can make the difference between making the play and watching it happen. You need several qualities to be able to sprint...

4 Ways to Create a Positive Team Culture

Team culture defines who a team is and can have a real limiting factor on a team's success. Strength and conditioning is an important component of a...

Why Jumping Rope is a Must for Athletes

The jump rope is an exercise that a lot of us spent a few days on in PE during elementary school and then forgot all about. But it is an extremely...

Simple Youth Baseball Drills for Infielders

Coaching baseball for young athletes can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but only if you know what you are doing. If you are unprepared, both t...

Basketball Off-Season Workout: Strength and Size

If you've spent any time talking with a strength coach—or browsing the articles on STACK.com—you understand that it's critical to focus your train...

Don't Overlook Horizontal Force Production for Sports Success

Being able to apply the right amount of force in the appropriate direction at the appropriate time is critical to sports success. If we jump to cat...

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...

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