Ask the Experts: How Do I Train as a Multi-Sport Athlete?

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Q: How do I train as a multi-sport athlete? (Matthew Kitsis, Ill.)

A: If you're playing more than one sport, perform exercises that lay a foundation for overall athleticism. Movements most beneficial to multi-sport athletes are compound exercises like Squats, Deadlifts and Bench Presses. In particular, Olympic lifts develop total-body strength and power, which translates to better performance on the field or court. Train three or four session per week in the off-season (if you actually have one), but dial it down to once or twice a week during the season.

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Q: How do I train as a multi-sport athlete? (Matthew Kitsis, Ill.)

A: If you're playing more than one sport, perform exercises that lay a foundation for overall athleticism. Movements most beneficial to multi-sport athletes are compound exercises like Squats, Deadlifts and Bench Presses. In particular, Olympic lifts develop total-body strength and power, which translates to better performance on the field or court. Train three or four session per week in the off-season (if you actually have one), but dial it down to once or twice a week during the season.


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