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Week 5 - Thrower Preseason Strength Training Made Easy!

Here we go with the week 5 preseason training workout.

I hope you are all having a great time with this workout. By this point in your training, you should be feeling a big improvement from where you started.

First, you should be feeling overall better with your training when you are in the weight room. The warm up shouldn't be killing you anymore. There shouldn't be any feeling of anxiousness or nervousness. Second, the total volume I am throwing at you should feel a lot better. The sets and reps shouldn't feel too overwhelming. Third, your workouts should be moving a lot faster. The rest between sets should be getting quicker too. Fourth, you should be feeling a lot less sore after training. The soreness should dissipate pretty quickly now. 1-2 days tops. Finally, you should be feeling ready for the week 7-9 block. The 7-9 block really pushes the pace and increases the weight and the volume. The past 4 weeks should have you feeling ready to move more weight and work even harder next week.

You and Your Team Walking Into the Weight Room!

As you will see in the video below, week 5 is pretty similar to week 4 but I am sneaking in some more work. The total volume of the days has increased by just a small amount. The sets and reps are a little different in some cases while in others, the weight has increased. Here is the week 5 video:

That just about does it for week 5.

The thing that (I think) a lot of you need to realize with preseason training and any training that happens during the year is this. It's not that exciting.

For the first time in a long time I am getting a lot of thumbs down votes and dislikes to my videos. I think it's hysterical. I can just see the reasons from those people who watched...

It's boring

It's basically the same thing as last week

He's in front of the white board again

All you do is talk


This stuff isn't exciting. Throwers and coaches that are successful got that way by becoming masters of the mundane.

Doing the seemingly same stuff week after week after week, year after year. It's not all brand new shiny things every day. It's tough. It's boring. It's repetitive.

And the athletes who master that are the successful throwers who dominate year after year!

I hope you can see that.

As always...THROW FAR!!

Coach Matt Ellis

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