If you want to get better for the upcoming season, don't miss the opportunity presented by the off-season. This is when you must increase strength to reach your full athletic potential.
To highlight the importance of off-season strength training, consider two athletes, athlete A and athlete B. Athlete A spent his off-season playing pickup games to stay in shape, while athlete B dedicates her time to getting stronger. At the end of the summer, athlete A might be in decent shape, but athlete B will be faster, stronger and able t0 perform at a higher level.
It's extremely important to find or create a progressive program that will enhance your athleticism during the off-season. Below is a 4-workout-per-week program that's a great way to start getting stronger this off-season. Perform these workouts on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Each day features a main lift, with additional exercises supplementing it to increase strength. Perform grouped exercises (e.g., C1 and C2) in superset fashion.
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