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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.

Top 13 Training Products Under $100

Strength training and football training equipment is EXPENSIVE, but there are some things that give you a tremendous bang for your buck.  This is a list of my 13 favorite training tools you can buy for under $100 that will allow you to get some quality work done. I’m sure I’ll hear your thoughts on [...]

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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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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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Olympic Lifting for Football

One of the most controversial topics in football training is whether or not to perform Olympic Lifting for football players.  Everyone seems to agree that technique is absolutely critical, but there seem to be differing opinions as to what is acceptable. There really isn’t a black and white answer here, so opinions and experience are [...]

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Rogers Athletic Factory Tour

Jim and Adam had the opportunity to see inside the manufacturing plant of Rogers Athletic where they make their innovative Pendulum line of strength training equipment. We certainly didn’t expect it, but their VP of Product Development, Kyle Camp, gave us an all-access pass to see the entire operation from start to finish.  It was [...]

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Preparing for Two-A-Days and the Start of Football Season

Drink plenty of fluids—Athletes should be consuming 8-10 glasses of cold fluids per day. When athletic activities begin, 12-20 glasses should be consumed. Cold fluids should not include beverages with caffeine (i.e. pop, coffee, or tea). Athletes should stay hydrated throughout their activities and should have access to water frequently. As temperatures increase outdoors, it [...]

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Free Weights vs Machines – Ken Mannie

By Ken Mannie Strength/Conditioning Coach – Michigan State University One of the frequently asked questions we receive is, “Do you guys use free weights (i.e., barbells and dumbbells) or machines in your program design?” Our answer is simple – we use both.  It’s not a matter of choosing free weights vs machines.  It’s a matter [...]

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