What is fascinating about all four geniuses is the contrast between them and how they all balance each other through their various training systems. If we look at all four trainers from a linear spectrum, Marinovich would be on the far left extreme, advocating absolutely no weight training. His primary training focus is on speed, flexibility, coordination, finesse, and athleticism. He achieves this by using dynamic Swiss ball exercises, balance routines, and novel footwork drills. To develop explosive strength and power he uses an iso-kinetic fan resistance machine, seen on our site.
Simmons is to the far right extreme, advocating lifting as heavy as possible to increase maximum strength levels with a method called Max Effort. He prescribes one day of heavy lifting on which an athlete maxes out doing a 1-3 rep max and a second day of speed training on which an athlete lifts lighter weights in under a second. Marinovich and Simmons’ training styles are complete polar opposites and would be like comparing jazz music to heavy metal.
Morris and Francis are in the middle of the two extremes, and in our opinion, have the best long term training plan for athletes because of the balanced use of speed, strength, and flexibility exercises. The primary focus of both of their systems is sprinting, and speed comes first over weight