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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6 Killer Kettlebell Warm-Ups for Team Sports Training

Kettlebells exploded on the strength and conditioning scene over 20 years ago and they remain very popular with strength and power athletes. Kettlebel...

Cut the Catch: How Not Catching the Bar on Olympic Lifts Unlocks Greater Strength and Power

Athletes, regardless of sport, need power. Power is the ability to express strength quickly. It shows up in jumping, throwing, kicking, hitting, sprin...

4 Keys to Speed Training (Plus a 4-Day Workout Plan)

Speed training is important for athletes of all ages and all sports. Speed is also a major focus on athletic assessment, so it can be used to determine...

How to Get Faster With Resisted Sprint Variations

Resisted sprints are used pretty extensively by strength and conditioning coaches to improve the first step explosiveness, acceleration, and maximum...

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...

This 12-Week Training Plan Will Prepare You for Basketball Season

A basketball workout program is important for getting you ready to be successful this season. Basketball is a sport that requires size, strength, speed,...

4 Ways to Use Box Jumps to Increase Your Explosiveness

Coaches want explosive athletes and box jumps are a great way to train this quality. Explosiveness is usually measured with either the vertical jump or...

4 Proven Ways to Get Faster

Most athletes want to get faster. Speed means you can get to the ball quicker, outrun opponents, and potentially have a huge impact on the outcome of...

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...

4 Exercises That Improve Power Clean Strength and Technique

Power clean form and strength are both key for developing a better power clean. The power clean is one of the big five exercises used in strength and...

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