Complete High Intensity Interval Training Program That Will Get You Strong and Fit

STACK Expert John Cissik prescribes a six-day high-intensity workout plan to help you get stronger and more explosive.

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is an extremely effective way to prepare athletes for performance. Strength and speed training are important tools for athletic preparation. Athletes must be fit enough to be able to perform at a high level even when they're tired. This article will show you how to incorporate metabolic conditioning workouts into your training program. In addition to getting you in shape and burning calories,the workouts will help you recover from difficult strength and speed training.

What follows is a six-day-a-week workout plan that develops athletic strength, power, speed and conditioning. It will keep you lean while making you strong and explosive.

What if you don't have heavy ropes and kettlebells? Medicine balls or chains can be used to perform the heavy rope exercises. Instead of kettlebells, you can use dumbbells, although the exercise will be somewhat awkward.

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Day One

Squat

Strength training

  • Back Squats: 3x4-8@75-85%
  • Romanian Deadlifts: 3x4-8
  • Bench Press: 3x4-8@75-85%
  • Bent-Over Rows: 3x4-8
  • Military Press: 3x4-8

Speed training

  • Technique/mobility drills: 10-15 minutes
  • Bounds: 3-5x20 meters
  • Sprints: 3-5x20 meters

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Day Two

Heavy Rope Slams

Perform the exercises in the order listed, without resting between exercises. Repeat three times:

  • Heavy Rope Slams: 30 seconds
  • Jump Rope (two feet): 30 seconds
  • Lunges: 20 yards
  • Heavy Rope Woodchoppers: 30 seconds
  • Jump Rope (side to side): 30 seconds
  • Inchworms: 20 yards
  • Heavy Rope Tows: 20 yards
  • Jump Rope (front to back): 30 seconds
  • Bear Crawls: 20 yards

Day Three

Snatch

Strength training

  • Power Snatch: 3x4-6@60-70%
  • Power Clean + Push Jerk: 3x4-6@60-70%
  • Snatch-Grip High Pulls: 3x4-6@70-80%

Speed training

  • Technique/mobility drills: 10-15 minutes
  • Stride length drills: 3-5x60-100 meters
  • Sprints: 3-5x40-80 meters

Day Four

Plank

These workouts are organized into four blocks. Starting with the first block, perform each exercise for the duration listed. Repeat all the exercises in the block until you have performed the entire block three times. Then move on to the next block.

Block 1

  • Two-Handed Kettlebell Swings: 30 seconds
  • Burpees: 30 seconds
  • Plank: 30 seconds

Block 2

  • One-Handed Kettlebell Swings: 30 seconds each hand
  • Squats: 30 seconds
  • Side Plank: 30 seconds

Block 3

  • Kettlebell Cleans: 30 seconds each hand
  • Crab Walks: 20 yards
  • Supine Plank: 30 seconds

Block 4

  • Kettlebell Snatches: 30 seconds each hand
  • Sprints: 40 yards
  • Reverse Crunches: 30 seconds

Day Five

Pull-Up

Strength training

  • Kettlebell Snatches: 3x6-10 each arm
  • Dumbbell Power Cleans: 3x4-6
  • Front Squats: 3x6-10@70-80%
  • Good Mornings: 3x6-10
  • Incline Press: 3x6-10@70-80%
  • Pull-Ups: 3xMax
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 3x6-10

Speed training

  • Technique/mobility drills: 10-15 minutes
  • Sprints: 3-5x300 meters

Day Six

Jump Rope

These workouts are organized into six blocks. Starting with the first block, perform each exercise for the duration listed. Repeat all the exercises in the block until you have performed the entire block three times. Then move on to the next block.

Block 1

  • Jump Rope (two feet): 30 seconds
  • Sled Push: 20 yards

Block 2

  • Push-Ups: 30 seconds
  • Jump Rope (side to side): 30 seconds

Block 3

  • Sled Pull: 20 yards
  • Pull-Ups: 30 seconds

Block 4

  • Jump Rope (front to back): 30 seconds
  • Heavy Rope Slams: 30 seconds

Block 5

  • Kettlebell Overhead Lunges: 30 seconds each leg
  • Jump Rope (one leg): 30 seconds each foot

Block 6

  • Heavy Rope Woodchopers: 30 seconds
  • One-Legged Kettlebell Romanian Deadlifts: 30 seconds each leg


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