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 (@yourhpservices).

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Why Building Muscle Is Important for Athletes, Not Just Bodybuilders

Building muscle mass is a reason that a lot of people lift weights. When they work out they are really concerned with building larger muscles for the...

The Complete Athlete 1-Year Workout Plan: Speed and Agility Training

Speed and agility is important for success in sports. What follows is a sprogram that will develop a well-rounded athletie. This program is meant to...

The Complete Athlete 1-Year Workout Plan: Explosive Power Training

Explosive power is important for all athletes to develop. This training program is meant to align with the strength training, metabolic conditioning,...

The Complete Athlete 1-Year Workout Plan: Metabolic Conditioning Phase

The metabolic conditioning programs in this article are meant to align with the other programs in the strength training, speed/agility, and power annual...

The Complete Athlete 1-Year Workout Plan: Strength Training

January is a great time for a 1 year workout plan. It is also a time that we typically thing of new beginnings. This article is going to give you a...

2 Tips For Better Basketball Defense

Basketball defense is a critical skill to the success of a team and it is also one that is undervalued, especially among younger athletes. This article...

5 Awesome Pulling Exercises for Full-Body Strength

Pulling exercises are a valuable tool when working with athletes. When working with athletes, a strength and conditioning coach does not have an...

5 Tips for Better Basketball Ball Control

Basketball ball control is an important skill to teach. Being able to dribble the basketball is a critical skill to success in this sport at every...

Build Upper-Body Strength With This Brutal Pull-Up Workout

Pull up strength is important for upper body development, injury prevention, and performance. Pull-ups are one of the most effective upper body...

2 Upper-Body Workouts for Pitchers That Build Strength and Durability

Workouts for pitchers is a hotly debated topic. Nowhere is this more true than when looking at upper body workouts for the baseball pitcher. The upper...

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