Trading Facebook and the Pervasive Need for Speed

Erik Eggers and Mark Zuckerberg

Goose: [as Maverick is looking around the room] What are you doing?
Maverick: Just wondering who’s the best.
Viper: In case some of you are wondering who the best is, they’re up here on this plaque on the wall … [turns to Maverick]
Viper: You think your name’s gonna be on that plaque?
Maverick: Yes, sir.
Viper: That’s pretty arrogant, considering the company you’re in.
Maverick: [pauses] Yes, sir.
Viper: [smiles] I like that in a pilot. Just remember, when it’s over out there, we’re all on the same team.

Later …


I feel the need…

Maverick, Goose:

…the need for speed!


– We’ll come back to speed, but first we have to talk about Facebook. Read more »

BEAST TRAINING’S 3rd Annual Football Preseason Strength & Conditioning Program


When: June, July, and August – we are planning on offering two programs to best fit the respective schedules of our athletes.

Program 1 (Recommended): 3 Training Sessions Per Week (Mon, Wed, and Fri – time TBD)

Program 2: 2 Training Sessions Per Week (Tues and Thurs – time TBD)

BEAST’s proven brand of Group Strength Training – programming designed to improve Strength, Speed, Agility, and the Rate of Force Development.

BEAST provides all programming and consistent coaching, down to the level of each set and repetition.



Please contact us for Pricing and/or additional information: – Erik Eggers, CSCS Read more »

Sacred Heart University – Annual Red & White Spring Game

Through his passion, hard work, determination, and intelligent training, today at 11am for the first time in over 2 years the BEAST’s own Alex Testani will explode onto the football field as a Division 1 player for Sacred Heart University during their Annual Red & White Spring Game. We wish Alex good luck and continued success.

Alex in the BEAST

Alex in the BEAST

Football and the Rate of Force Development

Explosive Box Jump

Make no mistake about it, maximal muscular strength is important for success on the gridiron, however after a certain point, when training football players, developing rate of force becomes significantly more important.

When we discuss our successes with Beast’s Strength and Conditioning for Football Players, it’s the translation, or portability, to on-field football performance we are referring to. That translation is a function of our programming, of which no aspect is perhaps more critical than training the rate of force development – explosive strength.

March 2012 Bench Training – “Old Man Strength”

March 2012 Bench Training

3/12/12 Program Summary:

Full Shoulder Warmup
Full Hip Mobility and Foam Roll

DB Rows
3 x 10 x 110 lb Dumbbells

Bench Press
3 x 340
3 x 385
3 x 385
~4 x 430 (was supposed to be 435, but to be candid, I mis-loaded the bar)

3 Board Press
4 x 12 x 330

Superset the following two exercises:

Band Pull-aparts
3 x 12

Face Pulls
3 x 12

Moronic Hill Sprints

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