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January 2012

January 2012


Strength Report – Maine’s Winter Speed, Strength and Conditioning Program –

by: Dan Nichol
Speed, Strength, and Conditioning Coach, University of Maine
© January 2012

At the University of Maine, we do not get five-star recruits and it is important that we are innovative in the individualized programs we design for our athletes. Our philosophy is to develop a mentally and physically challenging training environment that will allow athletes to maximize their ability. Our programs are designed to decrease the risk of injury through the teaching of progressive strength and power development exercises that use ground-based, multi-joint and multi-directional movements.
   

We go by the method of “not trying to pound a square peg into a round hole”. Although weight training is a critical part of preparing for the game of football, it is important that we understand we are training athletes to become more efficient in the movements that they perform on the field. For example, if we....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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