Pre-Season -Summer/Fall 2021 Training Cycle
Strength Program: Week 4, Session 1
The objective of the pre-season strength component is to activate and strengthen important muscle groups necessary for taking on a higher training load during the summer/fall training cycle. Many of the routines are composed of movement patterns that are difficult to do when we lack the flexibility, strength, and range of motion demanded by the movements. On all occasions, we aim to attempt each exercise to the best of our ability. It is the act of performing each exercise to the best of our ability that will help us improve. In this penultimate week, we re-iterate several movement patterns and emphasize improving our range of motion by fixing a dynamic flexibility component in our strength sessions. In Part 3, it is recommended, whenever possible, to add weights or make use of a mini-band to make the exercise more challenging. To best gauge your progress use the PDF provided in each session to keep notes of your sessions outcomes.
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PART I: ACTIVATION + WARM-UP
- Mini-band Activation Routine
- 1-4 mile warm-up or any other light aerobic exercise, i.e., elliptical, cycling, etc.. for 15-30 mins
PART II: CONDITIONING
Perform each exercise for 30 secs for as many reps as possible. Transition from one exercise to the other with minimal recovery. Repeat circuit 2x with 1-min recovery.
- Speed Skater
- Jumping Jack
- Mountain Climber
- Pogo Jumps
- In-Place High Knees
- Rocket Jumps
- High Mountain Climber
PART III: UPPER/LOWER BODY
Perform the circuit 2x with 1-2 mins recovery between circuits. Transition from one exercise to the other with minimal recovery.
- T Push Up: AMAP*
- Side Plank Thread the Needle: 15 Reps each side
- Devils Press: 15 Reps
- Hamstring Bridge March: 15 Marches on each Leg
*As Much As Possible
PART IV: DYNAMIC FLEXIBILITY
Perform each movement in a controlled manner for 20 reps or 30 secs. Move through each exercise leisurely. Repeat the circuit 2x.