Tag: conditioning

S.S.X.: Strength and Conditioning

Off Season Strength and Conditioning

15,484 high schools played 11, 9, 8, or 6-man tackle football in 2014.  Over 1.1 million boys and 1,698 girls participated, more than double the next closest sport, basketball.  All participation numbers are available on the National Federation of High Schools website.  Maxpreps lists a total of 438 champions in all 50 states, most of

Read More »

Why Athletes Should Not Bench Press

Hot Off the Press The chest is one of the favorite muscles of the upper body for athletes to train. Who doesn’t want a bigger chest? But chest muscles have a more important role than simply good looks. It’s a little known fact, but the Bench Press is overrated—especially for athletes. Do yourself a favor and

Read More »

Freshman Off Season Workout Program

Even before the helmets are collected and the washed, high school football players are thinking about the off-season—their opportunity to recover physically and psychologically and to work on improving their performance.  The winter months give football players valuable time to commit to a full off-season football workout program. How you structure your off-season football workouts can

Read More »

4 Keys to Building Football Speed

  Speed is the ultimate measurable in football. At the NFL Combine, one tenth of a second in the 40-Yard Dash can determine whether a player gets drafted and makes millions of dollars or has to fight for a spot on a team. At clinics I always hear coaches say, “You can’t coach speed”. I

Read More »
Scroll to Top