Training Middle School-Early High School Level Student-Athletes. What are we Looking to Accomplish.
By now I hope the training world is up to speed with research to know that young kids not only can, but absolutely should lift weights. Given this, it’s important to understand why it is so important and what we should look to accomplish with our young beginners.
Goals: Develop explosive strength, athleticism, and rate of force development
1A) Band Assisted Bounding Jumps 5x5
1B) Single Leg Box Jump 5x1 each foot
2A) Hang Clean Progressions 5x1-2 Reps
3A) Trap Bar Deadlifts. 7x2
70%, as fast as possible
40 second rest
4A) 45 degree weighted back extension
5A) Single Leg Glutei Bridge
Football season is here! Many months of weight training and conditioning have lead up to the competitive season.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this when I ask an athlete this question. “Did you guys lift in season?”
The answer is either a simple “no, not really,” or something like, “we did for like the first two weeks then kind of just stopped.”
There’s a lot of stigma around athletes continuing to use resistance training during competitive season(especially with football.) I want to make clear that not only should athletes continue to train in season, but it is imperative. Here we will dive into why it is so important to train in season, and how we should train.