Here are five essential equipment-free exercises that you can do in the gym or at home. If you string them together into a routine (and I'll suggest some), you can also do them at home, but it's best to have a mat, and training or careful practice. For pylometrics, practice your low-impact landings whether you're landing on your feet or your hands during explosive push ups. The idea is to do these moves always correctly, over and over, in your workout and build up the muscle memory to land without injury and minimize joint impact. That way, you avoid injury in your sport. (*note: always check with your physician before starting a new workout regimen)
A few seriously fun programs to check out for ideas: the 14-week, pre-boot camp Air Force workout ; the NFL Scouting Combine routine ; and the Daniel Craig Workout I ran across in Men's Health magazine (James Bond's workout!). Go for it!
Guest Author: Brett Warren is a fitness and weightlifting enthusiast from Boston, Massachusetts. He is passionate about nutraceutical science and loves his job developing workout supplements for Force Factor . Brett's extensive background in biochemical engineering means he's one scientist you don't want to mess with. When Brett is not crushing it in the gym or working at Force Factor, you can find him spending time outdoors with his family.
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