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Vol II 2015
Training the Offensive Linemanby: Jeff Pittman
Strength Coach, University of Colorado
© Vol II 2015
Your offensive line is the life-blood of your football team. A strong, quick OL can change the complexion of any football game. Many of our players that went on to NFL careers took a strong interest in the weight room and the benefits it brought them. In this age of fast-paced offensive football, there still comes a time where your OL is going to be asked to put the game away.
To accomplish our goal of developing offensive linemen to handle the pressure of a fourth quarter win, we focus on two major aspects of training – leg strength and power development. We train for injury prevention of the legs while becoming more explosive when the player strikes their opponent. The movements that we utilize are front squats, back squats, overhead squats, power cleans, hang cleans, and power snatch high pulls. The second com....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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