Athletic Performance: Weight Training Class – 5 Completely Different Workouts

Hypothetical: You’re a weight training teacher with 5 days a week to train your classes and fifty minute periods in which to do so. That’s 6 minutes (easily) lost to dressing out and back for class. How can you build a successful workout program for 28 kids in forty minutes?

It starts with the warm-up

We get used to what we’ve always done and for many of us that’s this huge group stretch lines with 15 different “dynamic stretches” in them. Let’s cut down on that time and do a one set of 30 seconds per each of these exercises

Air Squat (and I emphasize big circles with the arms to wake up the shoulders), push-ups, crunches, burpees, jump squats, and jumping jacks. I feel these will wake up your athletes’ entire body and get them ready to lift.

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Programming your off-season program

Our weight program is designed around two extremely complex lifts: the power clean and the barbell snatch. Even if we never power clean or barbell snatch, that’s still the emphasis behind the way we program our Athletic Performance Program. We can do the parts that sum the whole of the two lifts and become better athletes in the process.

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