Thread: Advice: Off season workouts
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06-21-2013, 08:10 AM
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Focus your weight lifting around more of olympic weight lifting exercises. Simply because these simple but difficult work outs involve all your muscles and joints as well as improve your bodies balance and center of gravity. Rather than just increasing your strength, it directly improves your power and your ability to transfer energy throughout your body.

Do a clean and jerk properly and you will notice how your body transfers energy from receiving the applied load on top of you, flexing all the way down and transferring it upwards through your legs then your core and then to your upper body.

Have fun with it though. There are multiple ways to do all these exercises that you can practice each with similar purpose but targeting differ muscles and joints and improving your balance even further.

Deadlift: Regular (shoulder width apart), Sumo (wide), One leg.
Squat: Overhead (great indicator of overall balance and flexibility), front, back, side dumbells, one leg, jumping.
Pull up: Regular, wide grip, one handed (very difficult but even as an attempt it serves as a great work out), weighted, military

... and so on and so on.

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