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Author Archive | Adam Stoyanoff

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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3 Ways to Develop the Football Intangibles

The weightroom’s a place your players can put on size, increase strength and gain a step. If used correctly, it’s also a place that can develop the intangibles they may need to win.  In so many cases over the years, we’ve witnessed championships won by the programs that demonstrate well-coached physical development and a high […]

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7 Great Squat Racks for Football Training

The season’s coming to an end soon and it might be time to purchase some strength training equipment, but where do you start? Where do you get the best value for your money? What factors do you need to account for? Squat racks (and/or power racks) are probably a staple of the strength equipment in […]

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September Workout of the Month

In the spirit of in-season football workouts, September’s Workout of the Month is a 20-minute total body 2-day split. Why only 20 minutes?  We work with teams that allow for very limited training time and the facilities don’t allow for much variety.  When this is the case, this workout is perfect. It’s extremely important to […]

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Maintaining Weight In-Season

Getting big, strong and jacked up is a priority for many football players during the summer months.  Packing on some mass is a major concern for many football players wanting to take their game to another level. By the end of the summer, most athletes are at their biggest and strongest, and it appears as […]

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4 Steps to Begin Training the Neck

Football season is upon us, and we’re going to start seeing all those neck injuries and concussions again. If you’re planning your in-season program and have never done it in the past, now is a great time to start training the neck. Strengthening an athlete’s neck has been shown to help dissipate energy away from […]

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