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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 09:56 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Marc Megna answers your football questions! (EDIT: Questions over, video Posted)

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 05:18 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 04:10 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 12:42 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 05:34 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 08:12 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 06:39 AM
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Half Marathon + Muscle gain simultaneously! Help!

Hi, I know this may seem like a stupid question, but put simply, my question to you is "HOW can I prepare for a half marathon just over a month away, and still gym to increase muscle mass?". But also, my other questions are: Is this recommended/healthy? Are there any workout plans for...

RikkiBobal‎, Today 10:26 AM
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How big should i be

In highschool football, to be a pretty damn good offensive tackle, what type of size, speed, and strength would be necessary?

meconfused‎, 07-31-2015 02:52 PM
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'Injured' lower calf after cross country meet

I didn't train much for the cross-country meet that i had signed up for (4.8 km) and didnt even run close to 3km during my practice runs. Ended up getting a bronze medal anyway, but i think i over-strained my legs and now my lower calf/ankle area (the area between my calf and ankle) hurts like a...

ogbtkappa‎, Yesterday 12:29 AM
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vertical standard

what should be a goal vertical of a 260 pound high school football player/ thrower who is looking to be on the upper end of the pack

meconfused‎, 07-28-2015 09:44 AM
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Bringing It All Together

Im a basketball player whos 6 ft and cant dunk. Im 176 lbs and i can squat more than 300 lbs. Im 11% bodyfat. Ive been working for almost a year on dunking but i cant. Ive also been working on various other categories like strength, speed, agility and stamina. So yea ive done my homework somewhat....

pushups50‎, 07-31-2015 09:39 AM
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High heart rate in steady state cardio

Hi all, I've noticed that my heart rate gets to ~177 bpm while doing steady state cardio on the elliptical for 40 mins. Now, i've read that it's recommended to be at 75% of the maximum heart rate (for me the maximum heart rate is 193 bpm, i'm 27 years old), it means that i should be in 144 bpm...

Wzo4‎, 07-29-2015 01:23 PM
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Krebs Cycle, Aerobic energy confusion??

The only energy pathway that utilizes oxygen to create atp is the krebs cycle, then why is it that i am so short on breath when doing a maximal effort 1 or 2 reps in comparison to a low intensity jog? shouldnt i be utilizing the krebs cycle equally as much when jogging as i am when i lift? Also i...

qdiddy69‎, 07-30-2015 04:34 PM
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My summer football practice has started and will officially start August 1st. I'm going into my junior year at 215 5'10". Bench press:225 squat: 355 Power clean: 240 Deadlift: 385. I was wondering if i could wake up at about 4:20 a.m. to eat something then get ready to go to the gym at 5 a.m. and...

Iwillbethe1‎, 07-18-2015 01:43 PM
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Most essential/fundamental plyometric exercise?

I have done plyometric training in the past as part of my vertical jump training and am thinking of getting back to it. I don't want to follow a complete plyometric training program because I am currently doing a 12-week strength training program. So if I were to do 1 plyometric training per...

vnggg‎, 07-29-2015 11:19 AM
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Thumbs up *** New Official Rugby Thread ***

Hey fellas, I remember there was a long rugby thread going a little while ago, but I guess it was deleted for some reason. So I made a new one :D This thread is for discussing anything related to what I, and I'm sure many of you, consider the greatest sport in the world. Go!

ruckin‎, 01-26-2013 08:37 AM
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increase vert

I am trying to increase my vertical and have gotten back to squats, started deep squatting a week ago starting at 115lbs for 8 reps and have worked my way to 135 for 5 reps. I can definitely feel a change in my muscles and its lightly visible, is this the right way to go about increasing my...

juliusmack21‎, 07-08-2015 05:29 PM
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Arrow Your favourite football program?

Hey, what's up!? Sooo, I was wondering what is/are your favourite workout programs for football? I'm always searching for new ideas and ways to improve. I'm on Madcow 5x5 atm and really love it. Setting so many PRs per week is tough but feels great but I know I won't run this program forever...

kingmode‎, 07-25-2015 05:26 AM
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does boxing build muscle?

I take boxing 3 times a week and I don't want to be like HUGE, I just want to be normal size and have decent muscle. I was wondering, should I weight train while boxing or is boxing enough to build muscle?

bigga1234‎, 08-09-2005 05:46 PM
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A Little Something You Didn't Know - and a Lesson.

I figure I'd let you guys in on something I've been keeping quiet. In fact, I was never going to mention it here, but the message is to important to miss. About 15 months ago, I was diagnosed with a very large pituitary tumour. I'm on the mend now, so I'm happy to talk about it. I was...

krakkerz‎, 07-27-2015 01:53 AM
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Having trouble converting to lineman in HS

My story might be a little unusual, but here it goes. I go to a crappy rural high school; I'm going to be a sophomore next year. I've played football a lot since I was little, and I jumped at the chance to try out for the high school team. Since there wasn't much competition, the coach let me...

brasil0645‎, 07-22-2015 04:57 AM
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starting muay thai not sure how to add in weight training with it.

One major problem I have is how weak my legs are. I pretty much bench as much as I squat. Is there a program I could run for my squat to increase my leg strength while not wearing myself down running/training? Also what kind of weightlifting regimens do fighters usually do? I still want to...

atlas24‎, 07-22-2015 06:45 AM
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Good measurables for a Safety/Running Back

Could you break answers down by year? Considering between 9th and 12th grade an athletes body goes through much maturity. I am a rising high school freshman playing in Virginia and I play Safety and Running back. These are my statistics.. 14 years old 5'9" 165lbs Max Power Clean- 160 ...

zinwiv‎, 07-26-2015 06:47 AM
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Poll Poll: Who is going to win the superbowl in 2016?

Who is going to win the superbowl in 2016? Since only a maximum of 10 options are allowed, you will be voting for either 3 or 4 teams. Poll closes on the 22nd of August. Good luck.

spikedude37‎, 07-26-2015 04:51 PM
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Too much weight lost to be lineman?

hey all, I am an 18 year old incoming college freshman and I am playing division III football. When I was recruited as a D-Lineman, I was 5'10'' and 243 lbs. I was pretty strong but i was nearly 30% bf. After 6 months of working with a trainer 6 days a week, Im still, 5'10'' but I have slimmed...

Aarondimler97‎, 07-24-2015 01:41 PM
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What order should I do this workout in?

one mile run (for cardio) short sprints (for speed) plyometrics like box jump, tuck jump, and broad jumps I want to do all 3 in the same day but am not sure what order to do them in because I have heard various arguments

versace114477‎, 07-24-2015 03:25 PM
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Pre Workout supplement before running?

Would I crash mid-run if I had a pre workout supplement beforehand? Or would it give me good energy for endurance?

BrahWithNoFace‎, 05-02-2010 11:48 PM
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Where should I add plyometrics training?

I am an athlete and would like to be even faster and stronger than I currently am. Monday)lunges, crunches, push ups, pull ups, planks, leg press, side-lying leg raises (Workout 1) Tuesday)1 mile run (Workout 2) Wednesday)Workout 1 Thursday)Workout 2 Friday)Workout 1 Sat)Stadiums (running...

versace114477‎, 07-23-2015 05:27 PM
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Basketball body help

Hey guys, I weigh 140lbs and am 5"10. I'm not in bad shape but certainly do have a little fat and need to gain more muscle. I play basketball and want to make school ball this year so I really have to improve my physique. Also, I'm going to the beach in a month and I really really want to feel...

Matt5923‎, 07-20-2015 08:14 PM
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Need help! Advice!

Hey everybody just a quick question if anyone can help me out with something. I recently broke my arm and I have been sitting in a cast for the last 6 to 8 weeks and finally have been cleared to be able to work out and lift regularly. I play Division III college football and because of the injury I...

Mattyg3211‎, 07-22-2015 11:19 AM
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Smile How to increase speed and agility in basketball?

Hi I'm 6'2 and 219 pounds. I was wondering how to get faster. Last time I checked my body fat percentage was roughly 19 percent. I have a 24 pass/membership and was wondering if any of you guys could recommend any work out/links/threads about this topic. I can touch the rim and get roughly one to...

syeh‎, 07-19-2015 10:55 PM
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