Core Work

Friday’s complete workout: putting training components in order

I don’t post the details of every workout I do on this blog because that would get very boring very quickly. However, Friday’s training session is a good example of how to incorporate different components of training into one workout session in a logical order so I’ll post it in full.

As I’ve mentioned, I’m able to devote about 2 hours per day 5-6 days per week to my training. This has to include all of my skill work in addition to my training and conditioning. For now I’m still trying to keep four days of lifting in an upper/lower [read more…]

Plyometrics

Starting Plyos and Speed Work

Hallelujah it’s finally warm! Today I did some plyometric work and top speed training outside

From now until mid-May my primary focus will be on speed, agility, and plyometrics. This does not mean that I’ll be doing agility workouts every day. It means that I plan my other workouts so that I get optimal results from my speed, agility, plyometric workouts. In order to reap the benefits of speed and agility training, the work must be done while there is little residual fatigue from other workouts. This month is a perfect time for this type of training because I don’t [read more…]

Agility

Junk in the Trunk

I am slowly building a portable gym. Not by design. I’m just kind of lazy about cleaning out my car. Tonight it’s supposed to snow, but last time it was warm (in February!) I decided to take inventory of all the exercise equipment in my car.

 

is this what I need to be a better athlete?

 

The Inventory One vertical jump tester (some assembly required) a found barbell one recovered gymnastics I thought might be fun for layout practice one aerobic step (overpriced and kinda useless) two medicine balls a yoga mat sneakers cones a lifting [read more…]

Training Log

Priorities: Movement vs Motor Skills

doing skater hops

Monday I did my 20s/40s intervals at the track, Tuesday I did lateral movement intervals. These are the same types of workouts I was doing around this time last year. While last year I was working hard to go from almost no fitness to being fit enough to survive a serious tryout process, this year I’ve stayed fit all winter long. My lateral movement workout was easy and my intervals were faster than they were last season. I believe I have better endurance now than [read more…]