Push, pull, legs. Biceps and back. Chest and triceps. Legs and cardio. Those first four programs will cost you $99 a month through any online personal trainer.
Once you’re off to college, you won’t be as lucky. Early morning lifts in iron-clad weight rooms set up to most efficiently streamline 20-plus athletes through 24 sets in 45 minutes. In-season strength training is for maintaining offseason gains and preventing in-season digressions. Those lifts aren’t typically tailored to you, they don’t have multiple goals in mind and they are put in place to complement, not enhance, a sport.
For your offseason program, however, the summer season is the best time of year to self-assess, address weaknesses and build on strengths. You will need to invest in your body as a product you will be pitching to investors in the early fall. Your investors will be your coaches, your teammates, opponents and fans. Everyone will meet you in the shark tank of life, and you’ll surely be judged. All great products are a result of great people with a great process, and that is exactly what I’m going to help create for you here. Speed, strength and durability is a process. With these 10 performance-enhancing exercises, your path to success will become more clear, obtainable and, best of all, habitual.
First we will need to establish a few simple group rules. Life isn’t about making all the right decisions, it’s about defining a set of poor decisions and not doing them. Here are your five rules to gain the easiest advantage on your summer process.