Category Archives: Training

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. […]

DEADlift Man Walking – Deliverance from the Deadlift Devil – 12/29/11

“Naw man. I’m pretty effing far from okay.” On November 20th, to punctuate what had been a long week, I pulled my groin pretty severely squatting at Beast; I felt a sharp pop, stopped pushing, and promptly collapsed (whacking the back of my head on the barbell in the process); lying on the floor of […]

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 […]

Maximum Effort Upper Body Training – Example Programming 3

ME Upper Body Example Session: Please read Programming Notes below. Warmup (active stretching and foam rolling) Barbell Bench Press We’ve discussed this before, but it’s worth repeating again – The important thing to remember when training the bench press is the athlete is training to become stronger on the field versus stronger at the bench […]

Boxing legend Joe Frazier Dies – “The Truth Machine”

In an earlier post (“The Prowler – The Beast’s ‘Truth Machine’”) I had referred to a boxing documentary in which sports journalist and boxing commentator Larry Merchant referred to Joe Frazier as a “Truth Machine” because when in the ring with Joe, if you weren’t in shape, he was going to find out – Joe, […]