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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Tips for Perfecting Front Squat Technique

Front squat technique can make this important exercise either easier to master or a great deal more difficult. The front squat is an important exercise...

Mini-Hurdle Drills to Improve Athletic Speed

Mini hurdle drills are a great training tool for develop athletic speed. In a previous article...

Increase Your Speed with Horizontal Force Training

Horizontal force application is a critical component to success in sports. One of the big limitations of traditional weight room work is that it makes...

Use Single-Leg Strength to Enhance Soccer Performance

Single leg exercises are frequently overlooked in athletic strength and conditioning programs. Single-leg strength is an important quality for athletes...

Get in Shape for Football Season with These Conditioning Workouts

Football conditioning is important for performance. Football is an activity that requires repeated high-intensity activities. Athletes must be in shape...

Basketball Speed Drills for Offense

Basketball speed drills for offense are difficult to put together. One of the most challenging aspects of coaching basketball is teaching the concept of...

Squat Your Way to Better Performance With This 4-Week Training Program

Squats are a critical exercise for most athletes. The squat strengthens the lower body, strengthens your trunk and core, makes your bones stronger,...

Use Wave Loading to Take Your Strength to the Next Level

Wave loading is a great tool to help you increase your strength. Strength is a critical component for an athlete's performance. It is the foundational...

3 Acceleration Drills for a Faster First Step

Acceleration involves increasing your speed and generally involves 20-40 meters of straight ahead sprinting. This is a critical skill for sports because...

Use Eccentric Lifts to Increase Size and Strength

Eccentric lifts can be a powerful tool for strength, size, and improved performance. Eccentric strength, which can be thought of as strength when the...

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