Weightlifting Tips Specifically For Football Players

As a former Collegiate and NFL player, I can attribute much of my success on the field to countless hours I spent in the weight room each week. This article, along with 10 others are going to give a glimpse to each young and aspiring professional football player the type of lifting and conditioning that is needed to be a GREAT player. Much of the information that I will share was taught to me by a number of excellent strength and conditioning coaches, I feel it my responsibility to share this information to help each young player to take their game to the next level.

Making weight lifting an integral part of your daily and weekly personal preparation is a must for every young player dreaming of making it to Division I or the NFL. Much of this has to do with what I like to call, “The Other Guy Syndrome”. Each player, Pop Warner to the NFL, has to play against “The Other Guy”, both daily during practice and weekly during each game. That “Other Guy” is preparing as hard or harder than YOU to beat and dominate YOU. Therefore, you should always think to yourself during your off season and in season preparation, “What can I do to better prepare myself to beat the ‘Other Guy’?” One critical aspect of this preparation is the manner in which you prepare yourself in the weight room.

In this article you will be presented with 5 points that are key reminders สมัคร ufabet บนมือถือ and pointers that can assist you in total DOMINATION over the “Other Guy”.

#1 You Don’t Have to Lift the Most Weights to Be the Best

One major misconception for most young athletes today is that they have to bench press, back squat and general lift a lot of weight to be a GREAT player. That type of thinking is completely FALSE in today’s game. Being strong physically and playing strong are two different things. or example, while playing at Utah State University I had a left tackle that was 6’9” and weighed 330 pounds. He was a very committed to getting stronger and spent a lot f time in the weight room, however, there were Linebackers, Running Backs and Wide Receivers on the team that could out lift him in the bench press by 50-100 lbs and back squat more that 100 lbs. than him. Did this mean he couldn’t be a good football player because he wasn’t stronger than a Running Back 130 pounds lighter than him? NO!

On the football field he would absolutely crush people. He would drive defensive ends into the ground and completely “pancake” Linebackers on a regular basis. Shear weight lifting strength had nothing to do with his dominance. He was able to do much of it based upon technique and maximum personal strength. No matter how hard he worked he could not get as strong as much of the team. But he was extremely strong for his stature and build.