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 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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How to Work Hard With a Purpose

Hard work and intensity are very desirable qualities in football players, so it’s no surprise that coaches would try to use their training programs to develop them.  In the football training world, there seems to be a growing trend toward making workouts as hard as possible in the name of developing these traits. Unfortunately, many […]

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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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Deceleration Training – Slamming on the Brakes, Part 2

Introduction In Part 1 of this article, we discussed the importance of enhancing the force absorption abilities of your athletes. We addressed the underpinning mechanisms at hand in this all-important factor that can make or break the success that your athletes will ultimately realize in their movements on the field. In this second installment, we […]

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Deceleration Training – Slamming on the Brakes, Part 1

While most coaches concentrate on acceleration techniques, deceleration training may be this missing component to explosive football movement. Introduction                      It happens all the time; we hear about the latest training ‘secret’ that a coach or trainer claims can change the way that we train our athletes and will prove to be the key to […]

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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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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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