Brian Cushing is a straight up workout warrior and he attests his work ethic on the iron is what got him where he is today. Let’s break down the science behind the Brian Cushing workout and the relentless drive he’s brought to the table day after day.
Cush has been training at the infamous Defranco’s Gym in New Jersey since he was in high school and has become basically the under study of Joe Defranco. Even when he had breaks in college or NFL he never hesitated to humble himself and go back to the blue-collar gym which made him a beast. Check out some footage of Cush bustin it up…
The chains, bands, unconventional equipment is where it’s at. The main thing is knowing how and when to use them in your training. Defranco has Brian on a training program that follows the Russian Conjugate Periodization. This is basically a progressive template that works many different training methods in conjugation with each other.
This allows Brian to get massive while staying lean but also building explosive fast power in his upper and lower body. Did I forget to mention shoots his strength levels through the roof.
This method can be tough for some people to understand because it can be pretty complex when used properly. But when it is used properly it has been shown to produce amazing results. The first key to this training, is to make sure you have all the components needed in your game. In the case of Cush, he needs speed, power, strength, and then some bodybuilding for mass. The next step is to order them correctly and the best way to simply do this is order them by intensity of the movement. Obviously speed and power drills being the most intense followed by strength and finishing with bodybuilding movements.
For a step by step guide to a periodized training program that will maximize your results for the off-season take this… Total Xplosive Training