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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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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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