As part of the “In the Spotlight” series, I have tried to highlight athletes in our program that have excelled in their sport(s) in part due to their dedication in the weight room. I have also tried to select athletes that may participate in a sport not typically thought of as one that would benefit from a strength and conditioning program. The strength and conditioning program that I have shared (A Weekly (not weakly!) Workout), and detailed in this blog, is designed to make ALL athletes faster, quicker, and more explosive.
Today In the Spotlight is a senior two sport athletes at Truman High School, J.T. Hayes. J.T. is a 3-year starter on both the football and baseball teams. As QB on the football team, his senior season was cut short due to a Lisfranc foot injury in the third game of the 2012 campaign. Up until that point, he had rushed for 182 yards and 2 TD’s in 36 carries (over 5 yd per carry average) and completed 24 of 39 passes for 240 yards and 1 TD. This was against some good football programs in the Kansas City Metro Area – Blue Springs South, Liberty North, and Park Hill South.
In baseball, J.T. has earned the following awards:
- 2nd Team All-Conference 2011
- 1st Team All-Conference 3rd Base 2012
- 2nd Team All -Conference Pitcher 2012
- 1st Team All – Area 3rd Base 2012
- 1st Team All –State Utility 2012
- 1st Team All-Metro 3rd Base 2012
- Examiner Player of the Year 2012
J.T. is a tireless worker both on the field and in the weight room. His training over the past three years, particularly in the winter months between his two competitive seasons, has been outstanding. We are expecting a great senior baseball season in 2013.
Below is J.T.’s most recent workout card. Some of his estimated 1RM’s were adjusted down after the surgery to repair his Lisfranc injury. You can click on the card to download the full size version.
Below is a brief video showing J.T. training, utilizing the 4 “Core Lifts“, and also the “change up” combination lift Clean to Front Squat to Push Press
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