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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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...

Use Pause Lifts to Increase Strength And Power

Pause lifts are a great way to help you burst through strength plateaus. Not only do they strengthen your lifts, but they force you to develop eccentric...

Build Explosive Power With These Contrast Training Workouts

Contrast training is a tool to help enhance an athlete's power. Developing the ability to exert force quickly, or power, is important for every athlete....

An Old-School Core Routine That Will Shred Your Abs

Today a lot of our core training is concerned with balance, stability, and activation of the deeper abdominal muscles. While this has a role, many don't...

The Overhead Squat: A Simple Exercise That Works Your Entire Body

The overhead squat is an exercise that you don't see used with the conditioning of athletes much anymore. This exercise is still widely used with...

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