Pro Level Pre-Season training Macrocycle 2-A

Weeks 31-36 of Macrocycle 2 for Pre-Season training. This is a double split program(lower body, upper body), with Mondays-Thursdays for lower body, and Tuesdays-Fridays for upper body. Tuesdays/Fridays are for speed/agility training. Saturdays are for plyometric workout. Wednesday and Sundays are off. This is a Monday workout(lower body). Do 5-10 minutes of a dynamic warm-up to start workout. Complete in straight sets with 60 seconds rest between sets.

Power Clean to Split Jerk

Starting Position: Grab the barbell with your body is in a bentover stance with your back flat.
Explode up by pushing your feet through the floor keeping the bar close to your legs.
Keep your arms straight and forcefully extend your hips, knees, and ankles.
At the same time shrug your shoulders and at their highest point curl the bar up while forcing your hips forward and support the bar at chest level.
From this position press the barbell over your head and flex your hips and squat down into a split stance at the same time. Finish with the barbell in an overhead position.
Return to starting position and repeat.

Every second and/or third clean, do the spit jerk. Lifts to be performed at 80-90 of max.

Single Leg Hop to Box (2 foot land)

1. Stand facing box with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart.
2. Lower body into a semi-squat position and jump up onto box using only 1 foot. Land on the box with both feet.
3. Step back down (not jump back down) and repeat with other leg.

Tuck Jump

1. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, with arms at sides.
2. Jump up bringing knees up to chest.
3. Land on balls of feet and repeat immediately.
4. Remember to reduce ground contact time by landing soft on feet and springing into air.

Full Squat (barbell)

1. Grasp bar with overhand grip (palms forward) and slightly wider than hip width apart. Step under bar and position bar across posterior deltoids at middle of trapezius (as shown). DO NOT rest bar on neck. Lift elbows up, pull shoulder blades together, and lift chest up to create a “shelf” for the bar.
2. Start position: Using the legs, remove bar from rack. Stand with feet slighter wider than hip width apart. Back should be straight in a neutral position.
3. Lower body by flexing at the hips and knees. Upper body can flex forward at the hips slightly (~5°) during movement. Be sure to “sit back” so that knees stay over the feet.
4. Once thighs are parallel to floor, return to start position.
5. Remember to keep head and back straight in a neutral position - hyperextension or flexion may cause injury. Keep weight over the middle of foot and heel, not the toes.
6. DO NOT allow knees to go past the big toe or deviate medially or laterally throughout movement. Keep abdominals tight throughout exercise by drawing stomach in toward spine.

Barbell RDL

1. Start by holding a barbell in front of you.
2. Lean forward keeping your back flat and legs straight. Think of trying to push your hips straight back behind you but not down.
3. Return to the starting position keeping your back flat and repeat for the required number of repetitions.

Lateral flexion with bands and med ball

1. Start by laying across a medicine ball so that the ball is placed under your hip.
2. Grasp tubing that is attached to a fixed object and hold above your head. Laterally flex your body and raise your upper body up towards the ceiling. Keep your body parallel the entire time.
3. Repeat for the prescribed repetitions and then repeat with the other side.

Back Extension

1) Position body face down on apparatus placing hips and ankles on respective pads.
2) Place hips (and not stomach) on pad. Place lower leg or achilles tendon area on pad. Cross arms and place on chest.
3) Start position: Back should be parallel to ground with knees slightly bent.
4) Lower body until legs and hip are approximately at 90°.
5) Return to start position.
6) To increase resistance, place arms behind head -> arms extended overhead -> holding weight plate or weighted object across chest.

Wood Chop with band or cable

1. Start by standing parallel to the band or cable.
2. Hang onto the handle in front of your body but up above your head and over the shoulder. Keeping your arms semi straight rotate your body down and away from the band.
3. Keep your feet planted and twist from your trunk or core. Remember to keep your arms semi straight throughout the movement.
4. Return to the starting point and repeat according to the required repetitions.
5. Repeat with the other side.

Machine Seated Calf Raise

1. Sit in the machine and place your knees underneath the pad and the balls of your feet on the foot plate.
2. Raise your heels up towards the ceiling and release the safety stop.
3. Start movement by lowering your heels towards the floor to the fullest range of motion. Flex your calves and push the balls of your feet into the foot plate and raise your heels up towards the ceiling.
4. Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions.

Standing Machine Calf Raise

1) Step into provided shoulder pads. Adjust lever arm so that plates do not touch when lowering the weight.
2) Stand with feet hip width apart or stand on the edge of a step on the balls of feet with heels hanging over edge. Toes should be pointing forward.
3) Contract calves by pushing off balls of feet to raise heels up in air (standing on toes)
4) Lower heels and repeat.
5) Remember to keep knees slightly bent throughout movement to prevent any knee strain. Adjust weight load accordingly.

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