John Cissik

John Cissik

John M. Cissik is the president of Human Performance Services, LLC, which helps athletes solve their strength and conditioning problems. He has worked with athletes at all levels, produced four videos, written 10 books and published more than 70 articles on strength and speed training. For more information, follow him on Twitter (@jcissik).

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How to Beat the Basketball Zone Defense

The 2-3 basketball zone defense is a common one that is seen in basketball. It makes it very difficult for an offense to enter the paint, score a layup,...

How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense in Basketball

One of my favorite basketball zone defenses 2-1-2. There are a lot of zone defenses used in the game of basketball. I often call this "X" because of how...

Improve Your Hip Mobility to Sprint Faster

Hip mobility drills are important tools for sprinting athletes. Sprinting is an important skill for many athletes. Mobility, or the ability to move a...

3 Good Morning Exercise Variations That Build Strong and Injury-Proof Hamstrings

The good morning exercise is a classic hamstring and lower back exercise. The hamstrings are important muscles for sprinting and jumping athletes. Those...

4 Ways to Create a Positive Team Culture

Team culture defines who a team is and can have a real limiting factor on a team's success. Strength and conditioning is an important component of a...

Why You Must Consider Specificity When Planning a Workout

The concept of specificity drives the gains we make from training and practice. In sports and in strength and conditioning, you get what you train for....

Your 4-Step Guide to Building Explosive Power

Developing power is crucial to your success as an athlete. With all of the tools and programs available on the internet, it's easy to get confused when...

Complete Wide Receiver Strength Training Program, Part 2

In the first part of this series on wide receiver strength training, I provided a detailed wide receiver workout that builds strength, power, speed an...

Complete Full-Year Sprinter Workout Program

If you want to be the fastest sprinter on the track, you need to be explosive, propel yourself off the blocks and move your limbs quickly and forcef...

An In-Season Speed and Agility Workout for Defensive Backs and Wide Receivers

In-Season Speed and Agility for Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs Speed and agility are critical abilities for football players, but especially wide...

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