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You Can’t Even Get to the Gym?

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In this monthly series of articles, Mike will discuss the science and practice of physical training for Water Polo. Strength, flexibility, Water Polo science, rehab and other areas of interest with respect to the physical development of the Water Polo athlete will be covered.

This is a really important concept … hard work, consistency, loving the process, daily small tasks …

There are no easy ways out, no special programs.

For strength training pick 3-5 exercises and get to work.

I have my own bias what is best but it will also vary based on individuals training background, body structure and medical history (to name a few of the variables).

Here is a bodyweight training session you could do 3x/week at a playground (e.g. M, W, F).

  • Bodyweight Squats x 25
  • Pull or Chin Ups x 10
  • Push Ups x 10

Below is a 4 week schedule or 6 weeks if you go 2x/week.

Session 1: 1x through Session 7: 2x
Session 2: 2x Session 8: 5x
Session 3: 3x Session 9: 2x
Session 4: 4x Session 10: 5x
Session 5: 2x Session 11: 1x
Session 6: 4x Session 12: 5x

Before you start the above training, watch this video: