Following the 18 week barbell program has been a very good regimental way of of achieving a full body intensive workout that focuses on the movements and muscle groups associated with beach volleyball. The program outlines proper transitioning into the different phases along the entire process. The online spreadsheets provide links to all the movements if the user is unfamiliar. The workouts also emphasize a lot on dynamic movements, especially in dedicated warmup segments, and I have already seen a better range of motion from consistently doing this.
I just finished phase 1 of the barbell program. I've been dealing with injuries for the past 4 months and this program has helped address all of them. I've felt myself get a lot stronger and more stable in the sand after these 6 weeks as well as improved mobility. It's a great sport-specific program for volleyball players and I highly recommend it.
If you are looking for a volleyball workout program that will take you to the next level, look no further. The Sam Pedlow's barbell program is comprehensive, challenging, and holistically designed. Sam's background as a Physical Therapist is clearly shown throughout this program. He places an emphasis on form, injury prevention, and progressive strengthening. I can confidently say Sam's barbell program is top tier.
After completing phase 1 of the 18 week program I can say that I feel my body feels prepared going into the Strength and Power phases. I feel balanced and through the General Preparation Phase I was able to become more aware of my imbalances, weaknesses and strengths. On the court I feel more controlled in my explosive movements, whereas prior to the 6 weeks of preparation some positions would feel out of control and reckless. I�m excited to begin the next phase!