Best Summer Strength program for athletes?

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    Best Summer Strength program for athletes?


    Hey guys really appreciate any help or expertise you can share

    I'm 22, off season decathlete and I'm trying to put together a good full body strength program for the summer, hopefully 8- 12 weeks. My overall goal is all around explosive strength. My background is in sprinting so I need to pack on some pecs and shoulders for events like the shot-put, discuss, ect. I donít start competing till the winter so Iím really trying to put on some good base strength without losing speed or agility, definitely not trying to get huge, but if it comes with a good ratio of strength size isnít bad. Iíve been searching around but havenít been able to really nail down any one program, would really appreciate any help or advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRPV14 View Post
    Hey guys really appreciate any help or expertise you can share

    I'm 22, off season decathlete and I'm trying to put together a good full body strength program for the summer, hopefully 8- 12 weeks. My overall goal is all around explosive strength. My background is in sprinting so I need to pack on some pecs and shoulders for events like the shot-put, discuss, ect. I don’t start competing till the winter so I’m really trying to put on some good base strength without losing speed or agility, definitely not trying to get huge, but if it comes with a good ratio of strength size isn’t bad. I’ve been searching around but haven’t been able to really nail down any one program, would really appreciate any help or advice.
    Why don't you just get your coach to individualize a training programme specifically for your goals and needs, to work on your weaknesses, etc. and anything that you need to improve on for your "in-season" - that's what coaches and trainers are for. Otherwise you could follow a generic training programme, but I don't recommend it, since you want everything you do to be SPECIFIC to YOU.

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    All the power in those events is generated in the hips, not the shoulders. Train your lower body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    All the power in those events is generated in the hips, not the shoulders. Train your lower body.
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