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How to Maintain and Build Strength in-Season in Two Hours or Less strength training

The most difficult part of in-season training is keeping up with strength training.  Team practices, throwing practice, and league games are higher priority activities at this time of year.  And they should be.  There's no point to being an excellent athlete if you have no... more!
Two fave functional strength exercises for legs strength training

Adductors and abductors are important for balance and to help with your lateral motion.  Machines such as the one below were invented to help you isolate and work these muscles.

yes, this is as silly as it looks


I'm a huge fan of lateral movement conditioning but isolating your... more!
Friday's complete workout: putting training components in order core strength plyometrics strength training training log training principles

I don't post the details of every workout I do on this blog because that would get very boring very quickly.  However, Friday's training session is a good example of how to incorporate different components of training into one workout session in a logical order so I'll post it in full.

As... more!
Circuit Training: What is it? Why do it? endurance strength training training principles

What is circuit training?

Circuit training involves performing a series of strength training exercises with less than the normal amount of rest. The rest between sets is purposefully not enough for complete recovery.

There are many ways to design a circuit. You could pick ten exercises and do one... more!
Death Circuit endurance strength training training log

Ok this is really the last of the circuits.  Brian and I decided on one more and we were determined to end on a good one.

What is the Death Circuit?

What follows is a modification of the Survivor Circuit  (formerly known as the Death Circuit).  The Death Circuit was developed... more!
Circuit Training with Brian: Part 3 endurance strength training training log

This will sadly be the last in the series of circuit training with Brian. It's been a nice change of pace but it's time to get back to my more normal lifting routine.

Exercises were paired.  We did 40s of work followed by 20s rest for each exercise. Each pair was done three times.  80s... more!
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