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Author Archive | Adam Stoyanoff

Summer Football Testing

Now that the school year’s coming to an end and summer training is about to start, it’s a good idea to choose some measureable lifts that you’ll focus on over the next few months.  It doesn’t matter what you’ve been doing lately, as it’s always a good thing to evaluate your teams training before heading [...]

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Neck Training with No Equipment for Football

Not every football player has a machine as a means for neck training, however, strengthening the neck can be a part of any training program year round. Manual resistance exercises have been around for decades and more so now than ever they’re being used to consistently implement neck training. These exercises are performed when the [...]

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Traits of Winning Football Programs: Part 1 of Many

I’m coming off of watching the Stagg Bowl and the DI Football Championships. Watching those games gave me an itch to write something more geared towards football programs in general, not just strength training for football.  I was watching four obviously great programs last night. Seeing them made me think about the cultural differences between [...]

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3 Football Training Finishers

Football training workouts can get bland after doing the same things consistently. It’s important to be using well designed progressions and work on the same “meat and potato” lifts each week, however, it’s good to throw a curveball in there once in a while.  Here are a few “finishers” that you can do after any [...]

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4 Foundational Lifts for Football Linemen

Linemen are usually bigger than everyone else on the field.  They may require some extra size to play in the trenches, so having adequate levels of strength to move their mass is necessary. Not only does a lineman need to master moving his own body, he’s working to control someone else’s at the same time. [...]

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4 Chin-Up Tips for Football Players

If a football player can’t chin-up their own bodyweight, they’re either too weak or too fat.  There’s no need right now to make it more complicated than that.  The argument for excessive size may be made for certain positions, however, even the 300 lb lineman should be able to get 3-5 good chin-ups by the [...]

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Using Alternating Sets for Large Group Football Training

There’s a lot to get done in minimal time and usually with less than optimal resources.  Coordinating a complex workout for 25-50+ football players isn’t rocket science. It just needs to be planned out intelligently in order to accomplish everything in the time allotted. Here’s a couple ways to plan your exercises so the players [...]

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