Developing Strength From Home

September 3, 2010

Must See Strength Training Videos

As a student-athlete, you must balance schoolwork and sport commitments while also training your athletic skills. Dedication to the gym is paramount to increase your strength, but sometimes other commitments interfere with your training schedule.

Even with a consistent routine, you may have a night loaded with homework or a family commitment that’s more important than spending time at the gym. To continue your strength program when pressed for time, use bodyweight exercises for a quick, at-home workout.

Exercises like Split-Squat Jumps and Plyo Push-Ups utilize your muscles' ability to explosively move your body, which is similar to movement in competition. In addition, these exercises train critical stabilizer muscles that work to keep you injury-free. Bodyweight exercises enable you to get a great workout without lifting huge amounts of weight.

Although for optimal strength and power, bodyweight exercises should be done in addition to resistance work, they can still be an effective substitution for a missed workout.

Check out the following exercises for an at-home strength training session:

Brandon Roy Split-Squat Jumps With Resistance Bands
Explosive Plyo/Alternating Med Ball Push-Up With Jordan Training
Luciano Emilio Bodyweight BOSU Squat
Jimmy Rollins Sprinter Crunch

Andy Haley
- Andy Haley is the Performance Director at STACK. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Miami...
Andy Haley
- Andy Haley is the Performance Director at STACK. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Miami...
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