Training & Conditioning

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Fit & Finish Drill Please make sure that your sound is on and click on the video to play. PUT YOUR CURSOR OVER THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF THE VIDEO AND CLICK (IMAGE LOOKS LIKE THIS) TO WATCH THE VIDEO ON FULL SCREEN TO BE ABLE SEE LARGER DIAGRAMS AND VIDEOS Click the play arrow to view the video. This is ...

Mental Training Enhances Strength Training By Chris Beardsley Chris Beardsley  graduated from Durham University with a Masters Degree in 2001. He since contributed to the fields of sports science and sports medicine by working alongside researchers from Team GB boxing, the School of Sport and Recreation at Auckland University of Technology, the Faculty of Sport at the University of Ljubljana, the ...

Big Bag Drill Transcription of the discussion (Video is below) Big Bag Drill, Big Bag Drill. This is the drill to keep ya, alright. Try to get your back to balance okay. Both guys hit their necks gonna get turned. They’re gonna get shocked, and how ya gonna get them out of it? You go to the weight room ...

Improving Change of Direction By Chris Beardsley Chris Beardsley  graduated from Durham University with a Masters Degree in 2001. He since contributed to the fields of sports science and sports medicine by working alongside researchers from Team GB boxing, the School of Sport and Recreation at Auckland University of Technology, the Faculty of Sport at the University of Ljubljana, the ...

Gluteus Maximus Activation By Chris Beardsley Chris Beardsley (Google Scholar, ResearchGate) graduated from Durham University with a Masters Degree in 2001. He since contributed to the fields of sports science and sports medicine by working alongside researchers from Team GB boxing, the School of Sport and Recreation at Auckland University of Technology, the Faculty of Sport at the University ...

Summer Football Conditioning for High School Michael Nicolini, Lead Assistant Performance Coach, San Jose State Football Taken from: Athletic Performance eClinic – Designing a Summer Conditioning Program for the High School athlete Coach begins his presentation off by explaining his back ground and then proceeds into his presentation by starting with football energy pathways. Coach discusses his Aerobic low intensity, long duration ...

Hand Fighting Skills Bruce Lombard Creator / Head Trainer Mixed Martial Arts/Football Cross Training MMAFx Hand Fighting Skills Program Coach Lombard begins explaining the goals for Football Cross Training by explaining how he attempts to increase an athlete’s hand speed, timing, precision, endurance, and confidence. Coach takes in depth about improving eye hand coordination and how it applies to football and ...

In Season Strength and Conditioning Tobias J. Jacobi Strength Coach Charleston Southern University Strength & Conditioning – In-Season Conditioning Coach Jacobi discusses his conditioning program for both travel and non-travel players. Coach discusses his running program which serves as the main form of conditioning for his players followed by developing a solid anaerobic conditioning by using work rest ratios that allow for full recovery. ...

Front Squats Building lower body strength and stability is a key in any training program. The squat is, without doubt, one of the most important exercises in helping develop lower body strength and stability and is a key exercise of most training programs. Gary Calcagno, strength coach at Oklahoma State University, prefers the Front Squat to the ...

Mat Drills Off-season Conditioning and Football Fundamentals Purpose: To develop quickness, the ability to change directions, to lengthen the fatigue factor, to develop mental toughness, and to respond effectively to instructions, to enhance: 1. Escaping a block. 2. Running to the football. 3. Laying your body out to make a tackle. 4. Explosion at and on the line of scrimmage. 5. Breaking on the football. 6. Establishing a block. 7. ...

Defensive Line Agility Drills Developing agility in your players is critical to success in football. Every player, regardless of position, would be a better player if he were more agile. In the clip below from Football Tutorials you will see 8 different agility drills that can be used with your defensive lineman. You might already utilize four or five ...

Strength and Conditioning Camp This article was provided by Coaches Network When Jeff Decker, MEd, CSCS, served as Strength and Conditioning Coach at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, he developed a unique summer program with sports conditioning specialist Tim McClellan, author of the book Inner Strength Inner Peace as well as other books and videos, in 2009 to help ...

Speed Development Here are 6 easy to teach and easy to learn exercises that can help increase a players speed. The great thing about these exercises is they an be done on the field without any special equipment, meaning they could be part of your off-season program or easily added to your practice plan. In this clip ...

Agility: Four Corner Box Drill Agility is the ability to quickly change position or direction of the body. Agility is also affected by body balance, coordination and overall speed. If you are looking for a new drill to help improve the agility of your football players, check out the Four Corner Box Drill below. The drill comes from Rob Rose, ...

Football Camp: Nutrition Plan This resource was provided by Training and Conditioning Coaches and athletes are realizing that a meal plan is as critical as a game plan. We asked five nutritionists to serve up five different menus for some very specific situations. Your football athletes seem overly fatigued during preseason practice and the coach wants a better nutrition plan for ...

Protein/Recovery Drinks: This article is provided by Training and Conditioning From protein mixes to hydration beverages to recovery drinks, there are many options available in fluid form to boost athletes’ performance. By Kristin Maki Kristin Maki is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. She can be reached at kmaki@MomentumMedia.com. The days of simply refilling the team’s water bottles for games ...

Trench Warriors: Training Program for Linemen This article was provided by Training and Conditioning Players who man the line of scrimmage are a special breed requiring their own unique conditioning approach. At the University of Oregon, that means a year-round regimen focused on explosive power, strength, speed, and agility. By James Radcliffe James Radcliffe, MS, is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the ...

Turning it: Football Fast This article is provided by Training & Conditioning Last summer, the San Jose State football team implemented a new speed development program focused on turning mechanics. Last fall, it saw its program turn around. By Christopher Holder Christopher Holder, MS, CSCS, is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at San Jose State University. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky ...

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