Want to discover basic, but powerful, progressions for athletes seeking strength and power development in the weight room? Check out this week’s Friday Five with John Cissik, director of Human Performance Services.
About John Cissik
John Cissik is the president and owner of Human Performance Services, LLC (HPS), which helps athletics professionals decipher and address their strength and conditioning needs. He coaches youth baseball, basketball, and Special Olympics sports, and runs fitness classes for children with special needs. Cissik has written 10 books and more than 70 articles on strength and speed training that have been featured in Muscle & Fitness, Iron Man, and track and field and coaching publications. He is also the author of Human Kinetics' Speed for Sports Performance DVD series.
Cissik specializes in education; strength training for baseball, basketball, track and field; and speed and agility training. He has worked with athletes from high school to Olympic levels. In addition to his role at HPS, he is the director of fitness and recreation at Texas Woman's University. Cissik is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer and by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist. He has held level I and level II certifications from USA Track and Field and was certified with the former U.S. Weightlifting Federation.