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).

Follow at:

Back to Experts List

Use These Hip Extension Exercises to Become a Better Athlete

Hip extension exercises are an important way to help improve athletic performance. The ability for the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back to work...

How to Build Maximal Strength, the True Measure of Brute Force

Maximal strength is critical for sports performance. It impacts sprinting, jumping, throwing, hitting, batting, kicking, stopping, changing directions,...

Why Coaches Should Perform a Needs Analysis to Create a Perfect Training Program

A needs analysis is an important tool for a strength and conditioning program. Using strength and conditioning to meet the needs of a sport can be a...

5 Essential Plyometrics For Speed

Plyometrics for speed, which focus on the stretch shortening cycle, are an effective exercise for supplementing a speed training program. Anyone...

How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense

The 2-1-2 zone defense is a popular one in basketball, particularly for youth basketball. In this defense, the player are essentially set up in an "x"...

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...

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
...