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How to Train Like an Athlete

How to Train Like an Athlete


the way an athlete trains in a gym
should be different than how a bodybuilder trains if you’re an athlete
your main goals should be to improve performance and to prevent injuries in
this video I’ll give you four tips on how you should train if you’re an
athlete number one focus on compound exercises rather than isolation
exercises compound exercises work multiple muscle groups at the same time
while isolation exercises only work on one muscle they are much better at
improving your strength in a functional way
an example of a compound exercise would be a squat a deadlift a lunge a chin-up
or a bench press an example of an isolation exercise would be a leg
extension or shoulder raise a tricep pull down or a bicep curl you could do
some bicep curls at the end of your workout but it shouldn’t be a priority number two focus on being explosive when
you’re doing an exercise you should try to accelerate the weight as much as
possible even if the weight doesn’t move fast your intention should be to move it
as fast as possible by doing that you’ll activate more fast twitch muscle fibers
and you’ll train your nervous system to be more explosive you’ll get a much
better training effect this way number three make sure you include unilateral
exercises unilateral exercises are performed with one leg or one arm at a
time when you play sports your body will develop muscular imbalances by doing
unilateral exercises you’ll be able to make sure both sides work equally it’ll
also work on your balance your stability and your core strength if you think
about it most ports are played using one leg or one arm at a time whether you’re
running jumping kicking or throwing something doing unilateral exercises
will also help prevent injuries number four
your conditioning should be specific in a lot of sports you require to do a
maximal effort for a certain amount of time and then you get to recover when
you’re doing your cardio or conditioning it should reflect that
depending on your sport it might not make sense for you to run for a long
period of time at low intensity on the treadmill it might even be detrimental
to you you’re better off doing intervals at high intensity so these are my four
tips on how to train like an athlete focus on compound exercises rather than
isolation exercises train with an explosive intent make sure you include
unilateral exercises and make sure your conditioning is specific to your demands
you don’t have to be an athlete to train this way but it’ll give you a lot of
functional strength if you are an athlete all these details can make the
difference whether you win or not

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