John Cissik

Website: http://cissik.com/blog

John Cissik

John has worked with athletes at all levels, produced four videos, written 10 books and published more than 70 articles on strength and speed training. He currently teaches special education and coaches baseball, basketball, and special needs sports.

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Power Training for Baseball: It's More Than Olympic Lifts

Baseball players need to be explosive and powerful to throw, hit, jump, run, and change directions. This is so important it has to consistently be add...

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...

Improve Your Vertical With This One-Week Jump Training Plan

The vertical jump is an important test in many sports. First, it has direct application to what happens in many sports. Jumping up for a rebound,...

Get Faster for Any Sport With This 12-Week Speed Workout

Properly done, a speed workout can make the difference between making the play and watching it happen. You need several qualities to be able to sprint...

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 Jumping Rope is a Must for Athletes

The jump rope is an exercise that a lot of us spent a few days on in PE during elementary school and then forgot all about. But it is an extremely...

Simple Youth Baseball Drills for Infielders

Coaching baseball for young athletes can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but only if you know what you are doing. If you are unprepared, both t...

Basketball Off-Season Workout: Strength and Size

If you've spent any time talking with a strength coach—or browsing the articles on STACK.com—you understand that it's critical to focus your train...

Off-Season Football Training for Strength and Power

Off-season strength and power football training is extremely important for success on the field.  Football is a sport that requires speed, agility,...

Don't Overlook Horizontal Force Production for Sports Success

Being able to apply the right amount of force in the appropriate direction at the appropriate time is critical to sports success. If we jump to cat...

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