Science of Sports Performance

A Case for 1×20 Training for Sports Performance

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”A Case for 1×20 Training” heading_tag=”h1″ alignment=”center” spacer=”line_only” spacer_position=”top” spacer_img_width=”48″ line_style=”inset” line_height=”1″ line_color=”#333333″ icon_type=”selector” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”none” icon_color_border=”#333333″ icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ img_width=”48″ line_icon_fixer=”10″]Using Dr. Yessis 1×20 Program, learn more about its benefits and how to implement with your athletes today.[/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]You have probably heard of Dr. Yessis before, right? Well, today I want to discuss one of his more recent developments in training. Coach Ryan Bracius at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater first introduced me to the Dr. Yessis 1×20 strength training protocol earlier this year. Ryan, however, was introduced to the program by Yosef Johnson, the owner of Ultimate Athlete Concepts and the man who works directly with Dr. Yessis himself on the development and implementation of athletic principles derived from Russian literature and practice.

The program itself is simple: perform 15 to 25 exercises per day, using one set of 20 repetitions.  The athlete performs the same workout every training day, but with increases in resistance after every successful session….[/vc_column_text][cq_vc_cqbutton buttonlabel=”Read More on EliteFTS” icon=”arrow-circle-o-right” iconposition=”left” animationstyle=”animatetype-1″ icontop=”-9px” iconleft=”-9px” buttoncolor=”#ffffff” iconbuttoncolor=”cqbtn-1″ buttonbackground=”#dd0000″ link=”×20-training%2F|title:A%20Case%20for%201×20%20Training|target:%20_blank”][TS-VCSC-Divider divider_type=”ts-divider-border” divider_text_position=”center” divider_text_border=”#eeeeee” divider_image_position=”center” divider_image_border=”#eeeeee” divider_icon_position=”center” divider_icon_color=”#cccccc” divider_icon_border=”#eeeeee” divider_border_type=”outset” divider_border_thick=”1″ divider_border_color=”#eeeeee” margin_top=”30″ margin_bottom=”30″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][cq_vc_cqbutton buttonlabel=”Discuss this article on the SOPS Message Board” icon=”arrow-circle-o-right” iconposition=”left” animationstyle=”animatetype-1″ icontop=”-9px” iconleft=”-9px” buttoncolor=”#ffffff” iconbuttoncolor=”cqbtn-1″ buttonbackground=”#000000″ link=”×20-training%2F|title:A%20Case%20for%201×20%20Training|target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Steve Olson

Steve Olson is a sports performance coach with a special interest in program design and periodization. He believes training is planning and tracking, and uses many different but effective methods of training for the short and long term development of athletes. He has trained Athletes from youth, high school, collegiate and professional, and utilizes different periodization models, training systems and modalities for each to maximize the athletic return from that athlete. He is also the owner and founder of Excel Training Designs, and can be reached at

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