Winter/Spring 2022 Strength Program – P1S1

PHASE 1: GENERAL PHYSICAL PREPARATION

The emphasis of this phase is to develop General Physical Preparation (GPP) through foundational exercises in the 7 primary movement patterns (gait, squat, hinge, lunge, push, pull, rotate). The goal is to develop proper techniques while ramping up the intent behind each movement. 

Instructions: Perform 3 sets of 6 repetitions of each exercise. For lateral and unilateral exercises, perform 3×6 on each side. Exercises that have the same number are to be performed as a superset. Take at least 30-45 seconds rest between sets. For this phase, there will be an eccentric count during the lowering portion of the exercise. Rather than increasing the number of repetitions, the exercise will become harder by slowing the movement down. Exercise 1a is the exception to this and is denoted with an asterisk. 

Eccentric Training- 3×6 repetitions each
Week 1: 3 second lowering
Week 2: 4 second lowering
Week 3: 5 second lowering
Week 4: 6 second lowering

SESSION 1: BILATERAL MOVEMENTS

The emphasis of this day is to incorporate exercises that require both legs and/or arms to complete, and are generally performed in the sagittal plane (moving forward/backward). 

Primer: Tibialis Raise x50, FHL Calf Raise x25 (or x25 each), KOT Squat x25
Break these up however necessary.

1a. Snapdown*
1b. 1 ½ Squats

2a. Glute Bridge
2b. Leg Lowers 

3a. Eccentric Only Push-up
3b. Superman

*no eccentric count during the lowering portion of the exercise