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Old September 27th 04, 06:30 PM
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I was looking at a few shots in the newspaper from the games this
weekend, and it caused me to wonder, what kind of strength training do
NFL teams use? There's tons of muscle out there on the field, and it
would seem that compounds would be the way to build the overall full
body strength needed to survive the game. Has anyone here been
involved with one of the programs enough to know how they train?

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Old September 27th 04, 10:37 PM
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In article ,
(bc) wrote:

I was looking at a few shots in the newspaper from the games this
weekend, and it caused me to wonder, what kind of strength training do
NFL teams use? There's tons of muscle out there on the field, and it
would seem that compounds would be the way to build the overall full
body strength needed to survive the game. Has anyone here been
involved with one of the programs enough to know how they train?



It's not NFL, but there's an article in the 2004 College Football
Preview with the strength coaches from USC and other ranked teams.

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Old September 28th 04, 09:48 AM
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Would this be Joe Carini?

http://www.fourseasonsfitness.net/trainers/index.html

http://www.blackchat.co.uk/theblackf...36/3477-7.html


Must be.




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Old September 29th 04, 06:23 PM
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Every team has their own strength coach and there isn't one method.

The Green Bay Packers use a variation of Westside Barbell training.


Might this explain their level of success?

I don't know if they still do, but for years the Washington Redskins used

HIT.

might this explain their level of failure?

The best coaches seem to integrate a variety of methods and apply them
individually to address each athletes particular needs and personality. As
with everything else - one size (method) doesn't fit all. Never has, never
will.

Mike Singletary was a good example. He didn't like weights and all used a
device where he basically rotated his torso. That, in combination with
sprints, agility drills, hills, stairs and sleds kept him in pretty good
shape.

Jerry Rice is a training fanatic who uses what seems like a different
method every off-season. But consistent is hill sprints and focus.



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Old September 29th 04, 10:03 PM
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Jay wrote:

Every team has their own strength coach and there isn't one method.

The Green Bay Packers use a variation of Westside Barbell training.



Might this explain their level of success?

I don't know if they still do, but for years the Washington Redskins used


HIT.

might this explain their level of failure?


No in both casese.
Success in a team sport like football is only marginally (at best) going
to be related to the S&C component of training, IMO. So much skill,
strategy and other stuff involved.

Lyle

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Old September 29th 04, 10:13 PM
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In article , Lyle McDonald
wrote:

Jay wrote:

Every team has their own strength coach and there isn't one method.

The Green Bay Packers use a variation of Westside Barbell training.



Might this explain their level of success?

I don't know if they still do, but for years the Washington Redskins used


HIT.

might this explain their level of failure?


No in both casese.
Success in a team sport like football is only marginally (at best) going
to be related to the S&C component of training, IMO. So much skill,
strategy and other stuff involved.


FWIW Eddie George uses yoga for strength and conditioning. But you've got
a naturally big, genetically gifted guy who is doing lots of conditioning
specific to being a running back who supplements his training with yoga.
None the less all the yoga people jumped on yoga being responsible for
George's longevity and success.

Also, backing up Lyle's point.

Washington was using HIT in the 80's - 3 Superbowl appearance, 2 wins.
Their coach didn't really care how effective it was ofr strength compared
to other methods. It gave him more time to work on sport specific skills,
plays and other stuff. Washington was hugely successful during their HIT
period. Green Bay during their Westside period. S&C is just icing on the
cake for these people.
 




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