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Sticky Thread Sticky: Have a football question? Ask NFL performance coach Marc Megna!

Marc Megna is an NFL Football Skills and Sports Performance Coach, a sponsored MuscleTech athlete/writer and a former NFL player for the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals. Between now and Monday, post any questions you have about your own football training or about his...

ForumSentinel‎, 02-19-2015 06:18 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: This Should be a Sticky..or not. HOW TO BUILD A YEAR LONG PROGRAM(+1 year example)

Football season is coming to its final weeks of the post-season and it is time for athletes to start thinking about training for next season. You see a lot of questions on this forum asking how to increase speed in 3 weeks or pack on 10 pounds before the season starts next week. So for everyone...

EndLineTraining‎, 11-21-2013 01:42 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Sports guide for strength, speed, and conditioning

I’m making this thread because of the high number of questions I see (and receive) regarding athletic training. Hopefully, it will answer any of the questions you may have. The primary sports covered in this thread are football and rugby, but you can use this information to train for any sport...

RollTideNation‎, 12-07-2012 06:34 PM
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Okay im getting real tired of having to answer the same general questions about football. Here I will answer the usual questions that always seem to creep up. Listed below is a link to each topic for quicker viewing/searching. Increasing Speed/40 Yard Dash Choosing a Position (Offense) ...

teriyakisaki‎, 05-13-2006 05:10 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official vertical/jumping/dunking thread POST ALL VERT QUESTIONS HERE

Anyone tried this program? They have a sale on goes down to $49 and I was thinking about picking it up. Seems about as legit as any one of these training systems. "Grow Taller Overnight" made me question this guys product though.

Andy3083‎, 07-28-2013 10:56 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: *****Spamming*****

Whats going on Sports Training? I am a new resident and for some reason this section has the most spam. I need your help. -Report the post, use spam as the reason -DO NOT post in the thread, read it if you want, but do not post -I prefer you just staying out in case what gets posted is a...

Dirk__Diggler‎, 10-07-2012 07:39 AM
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Self Defence Training once a Month enough to stay skilled?

Maybe skilled isn't the best word. For those who did a few solid years of whatever for self defence, & got to a certain desired level. Afterwards, how often do you train to keep up your skill? Is once a month too little? Say with boxing, kicking mainly. I can't see frequent training being...

tegmark‎, Today 12:02 AM
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Arrow How much does lifting increase speed?

I'm wondering how much heavy and consistent lifting can increase an athletes speed. I know this is one of those "its different for everybody" questions, but I'm wondering if anyone has any personal experience or has even just observed someone improve from lifting. If not, even just a link to a...

lakeybalboa‎, 03-03-2015 08:21 PM
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Basketball Off-Season Training

I am going to be a freshman next year, planning on playing basketball. I am about 6'1" and weighing about 145 lbs. I would like to gain mass to my skinny figure, but it's not my main goal. My main goal is to be a more skilled player as well as stronger and more explosive. I'm planning to use the...

Flight02468‎, Yesterday 03:27 PM
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Muay Thai does any1 know training drills, or where they can be foud online

hey i had a thread a few days ago, i now started doing a few martial arts, some djiudjitsu for the on the ground fighitng, and bando and mauy thai for stand up fighting. Does any1 know any good training drills? or any good links?

tsfy2‎, 01-21-2004 02:43 PM
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Hockey Offseason Training?

Hey everyone. Looking to gain some more power/quickness over the offseason and was wondering if anyone had a solid program they use for legs. If not, any suggestions?

kovalchuk71‎, 02-24-2015 10:50 PM
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Dropped 30 lbs, how to train for cycling?

So in the past 4 months I have dropped 30 lbs for so. Started around 200 lbs and now down to 165 lbs (I'm 5'10''). Did a mix of diet, weight training and cardio. The thing is, I am used to cutting now. Used to being a daily caloric deficit. Soon I want to focus on my endurance and leg strength for...

Rich1143‎, 03-03-2015 11:23 AM
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Lifting in season?

My track coach has it where we do NOT lift in-season. He said that lifting weights is for the off season, and we focus solely on speed gains in the season. I'm just curious to know how other schools/programs do it? Any feedback would be great

Vinnyx1‎, 03-03-2015 08:36 PM
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One year released from ACL surgery but still not 100%

I had ACL reconstruction surgery in August of Last year. I did my recovering and off season workouts and played my senior year of football. Now being a signee of a D1 school to play offensive tackle, I am trying to get stronger overall. The main problem I am having is legs. As a sophomore I maxed...

LeeBiscuit‎, 03-03-2015 03:37 PM
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what are the best lifts for wrestling?

i think squats and powercleans are pretty good

171wrestler‎, 07-17-2006 11:52 PM
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Too much speed & intensity bad for my health? Can I die pushing it or move past it?

Hi I do a lot of stuff; or can; so I figure "Sports" is the right thread for this (isnt this entire site about sports training,,,). I feel I have to limit my speed and intensity cause I feel like I could kill myself in under a minute. I don't think there is a limit on my abilities and speed....

HornCrowned‎, 03-02-2015 04:58 PM
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Competitive soccer advice - How much running?

Hello, I've been playing competitive soccer my whole life, but now I'm fat. (30% BF and 200+lbs). I can no longer play more than 10-15 minutes without starting to walk and hurt the team. I have great technical ability and great vision, I get more assists than anyone on team but a lot of times...

Astudio‎, 02-26-2015 10:05 AM
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Hello I run the 400 m race in track. I want to make sure I am eating the best things to make me preform at my best. So could I know some foods that are really good that I should eat or a bad food I should stop eating?

cullencox37‎, 03-01-2015 12:02 AM
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Can't go parallel

Hey Guys, I finally lost a bunch of weight however I'm having a huge issue. I can't do parallel squats, I can do quarter squads with no issue, however if I try to get parallel even without a bar, I need to hold something as well as the fact, that I already feel my hamstrings edit: I FINALLY...

succese97‎, 03-01-2015 01:37 AM
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Is it really that bad?

Im on Rippetoes and is it really THAT bad if i workout 2 consecutive days?? Here's the problem, my schools gym is only open monday-thursday so i cant do something like Monday-Wednesday-Friday as recommended in the program and now that its winter i ski every monday night which only leaves me...

Fogol‎, 02-17-2009 07:13 PM
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sprinting/speed potential

Hi guys! I am a new sprinter, ex football player and im 24years old. I want to have your toughts on my sprinter potential! When i was young i was not that fast but i had a late puberty (grew up at 17+ year old) but my jumping abilities were good. I think it is still my biggest strenght ...

deeyo12‎, 02-28-2015 11:13 AM
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Year-round Training for Rugby - League or Union. Or Anything Else

I've been thinking of doing this since Endline Training put up his excellent treatise on building a year-long plan for Football and the American sports. I'd like to do the same thing here for the other sports - particularly Rugby. We've also had a little League v Union debate on the forum...

krakkerz‎, 01-19-2014 07:29 PM
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Effects of Alcohol on Sprinting

I'm a sprinter for the track team. I run the 55m and the 100m primarily. I would like to know what the negative effects alcohol would do for me as a sprinter. Would it hinder speed gains and muscle recovery?

Vinnyx1‎, 02-22-2015 06:46 PM
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Strength and Conditioning for Wrestlers by Charles Poliquin

Here are his thoughts, worth a short read: (cliffs notes - dont let your S&C get in the way of wrestling practice)

DCSpartan‎, 03-01-2015 12:16 PM
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Basketball help

Hey guys, I'm a teen that plays basketball. I have not played for a season and I'm doing a summer league. I would love to become my teams starting point guard again. I have a lite belly fat that I need to lose and I need to get some more muscle. My strongpoints are ball handling and passing...

Matt5923‎, 02-28-2015 01:12 PM
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Question How much does soya relate to gyno.

Hi I'm 6.2 13.8 St and have trained clean for over two years now. As a child I was born lactose intolerant so until 3 months ago I have lived off soya products. I always struggled with my immune system and for as long a I can remember have struggled with energy. Then I saw an article about how soya...

P2wclimber‎, 03-02-2015 01:49 AM
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Recovering from running 5k

Hello everyone so I am working on doing a 5k to build up to a marathon. I am curious as to how to quickly recover from running, such as what liquids or food should I take in directly after. Today I ran a 5k in 26 minutes and I went to do chest workout and I failed pretty miserably. I was unable to...

bigboigrant‎, 02-23-2015 02:05 PM
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Fat-ish OLineman. Help?

I'm 6'2 270 lbs. I'm at around 25-28% BF right now. I essentially want to be around 17-20% by the start of the season. This in itself is not a problem. However, I'm playing right guard and I need the weight to pursue a scholarship for college football. Any advice? Should i cut and slow bulk?...

RexWonder‎, 02-28-2015 02:31 PM
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Strongman training

Hey everyone my name is Dillion and I've been looking for a place to train but I'm having trouble. My local GOLDS GYM at one time had all the strongman equipment that you would want but they have sold it all . I'm in the New Bern NC area so if you guys know of a place any suggestions would be much...

NCDillion‎, 03-01-2015 06:01 PM
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should i do plyometrics tommorrow (1k reps)

I'm trying to balance explosive and endurance training for basketball. yesterday I did legs (squat, toe ups, lunges etc) tommorrow i want to do some weighted box jumps and jumprope before i work on my basketball skills. Do you think it'll hurt me to do this or not. plus maybe a couple suicides...

icomesb4u‎, 02-27-2015 10:03 PM
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Question Suicides vs Distance Running?

I'm a soccer player who has recently returned from injury and looking to return to my very high fitness levels. I have returned to full training/matches a month ago and I notice my legs are typically feeling pretty heavy by the end of the sessions although my breathing is very comfortable. The...

DahReal‎, 02-12-2015 02:34 PM
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