I think you are doing too many exercises along with too many reps on certain exercises. Occasionally it’s nice to squat and deadlift on the same day, but not all the time. Cut out isolation exercises like Leg Curls or “functional” crap like single leg deadlifts. Try doing pullups from time to time instead of pulldowns, even superset things pullups/pulldowns/rows after a bench/military press set it helps cut down on total time in the weight room. I don’t mind lunges/step ups/plyos being in a lifting routine, but again I don’t like them being in there everyday my athletes lift. I do superset complexes with a powerlift followed by an olympic lift then sometimes I even follow that with a plyo at certain times in the training year and depending on an athlete’s response to lifting. You have to figure out what works best for you, but cut down on your time in weight room by reducing the number of different lifts you are using.
Thanks. Yeah thats probably a good idea on cutting down weight room time. Especially with high school kids who have never really lifted before. I just have a question on the input I’m getting about cutting down reps. I was always under the impression that when you first start a lifting program its best to start with high reps/low weight and then progressively move to low reps/heavier weight. So is it more beneficial for sprinter/jumpers to always work at a lower rep volume, even in the early phases of lifting?