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Strength training for football. This section includes information about strength training techniques and strength training programs for football. Many coaches contribute to this section giving you a variety of information.

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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Coaching the Hip Hinge

The ability to control the lumbo-pelvic region and perform a proper hip hinge is fundamental to many strength training exercises such as the RDL, Clean, Snatch, Deadlift and Bent-Over Row.  It’s probably one of the more difficult things to coach when an athlete has poor control over his pelvis, but teaching this movement can help [...]

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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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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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Push Up Baby

Push-Up Progression

Even babies want to do push-ups!  But, they’re not as easy as they look for some people.  Many athletes struggle to do even one perfect push up, but it’s a versatile exercise that every football player should be able to do.  Unfortunately, when you have an entire team do push ups, it’s very difficult to [...]

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