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Vol V 2015

Vol V 2015


Strength Report: Train Like A football Player

by: Jim Davis
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator New Trier High School (IL)
© Vol V 2015

At the core of all strength and conditioning, there is one unalienable principle: a body is a body. With so much focus on sport-specific training, it is easy for a coach to be enamored with the latest, greatest, custom-built program. The truth is, however, that without a solid base, none of that matters. So, before I explore the methods by which we prepare some of the top football players in the area, I will identify the building blocks to our program.

One: Technique. We cannot control the sort of athletes who walk through our door – nature makes a receiver 6’5”, we don’t – so, on the first day of any athlete’s strength program, we make it very clear that our aim is to be the most technically proficient team around. What we lift (pounds) is second to how we lift it (technique).

Two: Core. We frequently borrow a phrase fro....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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