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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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: 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...

2 Tips For Better Basketball Defense

Basketball defense is a critical skill to the success of a team and it is also one that is undervalued, especially among younger athletes. This article...

5 Awesome Pulling Exercises for Full-Body Strength

Pulling exercises are a valuable tool when working with athletes. When working with athletes, a strength and conditioning coach does not have an...

5 Tips for Better Basketball Ball Control

Basketball ball control is an important skill to teach. Being able to dribble the basketball is a critical skill to success in this sport at every...

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