Category Archives: Football Training

Explosive Prowler Pushes and Petting the Cheetah

I had such a strange dream last night. To be candid, I think my sleep has suffered tremendously since the Beast opened its big bloody maw back in January of 2010. One minute I was in the Agility/Conditioning room in the facility (I’ve not come up with a more clever name for that room yet), […]

“Walk, walk, walk … ” Don’t forget the Little Things

It’s the little details that are vital. I think very definitely it’s the little things that make big things happen. – John Wooden You have to practice every day the way you are going to play on game day. – Jerry Rice I enjoy training athletes in Beast, but I am rarely completely satisfied following […]

Training the Energy Systems used in Football

When considering an Athlete’s energy systems, there are three methods the body uses to produce Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body’s main energy source on the cellular level. Each method is “selected” in accord with the cell’s demand for ATP. When conditioning for Football, it is of paramount importance to consider the body’s appropriate energy system. […]

Causes of The Prowler Flu

“They should call this Hell.” – Phil Terio, 2011 New England Football Conference Boyd Division Defensive Rookie of the Year, Salve Regina College The Prowler 2 (more commonly known as The Prowler) is essentially a weighted sled that can be pushed and/or pulled on pavement, asphalt, and/or turf; it’s great for general conditioning and lower […]

Lower Body Training (Dynamic and Max Effort) from Sunday 12/11/11

Here’s a sample Lower Body Training Routine we had two of our athletes perform on Sunday 12/11/11. Although we typically separate our leg training into Max Effort and Dynamic Effort (explosive training), on this training day we programmed for a combination of the two methods. PROGRAMMING – see additional programming detail/description below: Dynamic Stretching Warmup […]