Do you want to increase strength and power, while torching body fat too? Here’s a two-sessions per week programme (used on non-consecutive days) that not only improves body composition, but also builds athletic ability.
Each session consists of two circuits; firstly a short plyometric power circuit (speed), and secondly a power (speed-strength) and strength-endurance metabolic circuit. The plyometric circuit volume remains consistent for the programme, whereas the metabolic circuit progresses week by week (see the relevant tables). If you want to lose body fat while using this programme, aim to under-eat by about 500 calories every day.
Go flat-out, maximum power/speed on every individual repetition.
1a) 5x Squat jumps (static launch with knees flexed to 90 degrees) 1b) 10x Medicine ball slams
Repeat 3-times though, rest as long as required to maintain maximum speed
Medicine Ball Slams
Power/Strength Metabolic Circuit
2a) 5x Dumbbell snatch (per side) 2b) 8x per side Dumbbell lateral squats 2c) 8x Dumbbell push-up rows 2d) 8x per side Dumbbell Russian twist
Rest 0-2mins, repeat 3 – 5 times through (see progression table below).
Pick a weight that is approximate to your 5-repetition maximum for the first exercise, and your 8-repetition maximum for all the other exercises – this should increase as the weeks progress.
Again, go flat-out, maximum power/speed on every individual repetition.
1a) 5x Heiden (lateral bound) & stick (per side) 1b) 10x Medicine ball side toss (per side)
Repeat 3-times though, rest as long as required to maintain maximum speed Heiden and Stick
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