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Prilepin's Table

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:26 PM by Er Fitness

Alexander Sergeyevitch Prilepin was the former head weightlifting coach of the old Soviet Union.  For years the USSR dominated the sport of weightlifting and one of the reasons was Prilepin's Table.  Studying journals of his athletes Prilepin determined the ideal number of sets, reps, and percentages of maximum lifts that would help his weightlifters improve their strength.  Read on...


posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:25 PM by Er Fitness

"When you improve a little each day eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have big improvements in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don't look for the big, quick improvement. Seek small improvements one day at a time. That's the only way it happens and when it happens it lasts."
John Wooden

Long Distance Training

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:24 PM by Er Fitness

With the high school cross country season right around the corner most kids are pounding out mile after mile to prepare for the fall season.  Is that all it takes to make a long distance runner faster?  Many coaches at that level miss the importance of lifting heavy weights and training for power.  Check out Coach Vern Gambetta's article and you might find out there is a lot more to training long distance runners than you think.

Bodyweight Training First

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:23 PM by Er Fitness

You're heading to high school, here's a few tips.  Leave the weights alone and focus on bodyweight strength first.  Avoid max lifts when you do start pumping and know that as a beginner your body operates under different principles than the upper classmen.  On the playing field you will move in three different planes, train the way you move.And lastly think gradual improvements.  Nothing beats consistency and time.

Agility or Speed Training?

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:21 PM by Er Fitness   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 12:21 PM ]

Agility or speed training, which should be the focus of multi directional athletes?  If you answered agility then DING DING DING what have we got for em Johnny!  Way too much time is spent running in straight lines for sports that require acceleration, deceleration, and a ton of change of directions going every which way.  Train the way you play!

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