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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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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High school football lifting records at ur school???

What are the records at ur school for football or other sports if they have records. Records for like bench, incline, cleans, squat, push press, deadlift ect.

jimsp‎, 04-29-2002 04:01 PM
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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 06:29 PM
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Explosive leg training?

Hey guys i play soccer and train tue/thur nights and play on saturday. I Really want to do some type of explosive leg workout (To help acceleration and speed)but i cant find a routine online. I find exercises such as box jumps and power clens but not a routine. also For explsove speed should you be...

confusedbrah10‎, 05-18-2015 08:23 PM
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Calling all Rugby Props!

Well, my first practice is on thursday. Now from lookign at my picture im sure you can tell that I am undersized for my position. I want to make up for that in the scrums with technique. What do you do in scrums and what are your tricks to winning scrums? We have some amazing coaches (one...

Matt_SD‎, 01-29-2007 01:03 PM
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Question Is a 5.1 a good 40 yard dash time (15 year old)

Okay so im 5'8 almost 5'9 i weigh 135 with 9-10% of bf and i only run a 5.1 i feel like i could run faster, before i even started weight lifting for football i ran a 5.0 flat. (i've never played a game of football in my life this is my first time) and after i started weight lifting i feel more...

clayton1247‎, 03-17-2015 03:43 PM
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Wearing a Wrestling Singlet in a Gym

I used to wrestle, so I have some of those one-piece wrestling singlets. Sometimes work out in those singlets in my gym (I just grab whatever is in my drawer). I've never even thought about it but recently came across a thread where some people thinks it's odd. Do you guys think it's absolutely...

atlcaptve8‎, 08-18-2006 12:10 PM
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Jv football help

Football season is just around the corner. I haven't played football for quite a few years and am looking to play for the JV team. I've played rugby for two years so I have the skill of tackling and can run the ball decently. Coming into football I have no idea what position to play. If you have...

dbeau9956‎, 04-29-2015 07:54 PM
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Squats vs. Deadlifts

Will Jumping as high as i can While Wearing A Weight Vest Improve my Vertical jump? Also, are deadlifts or squats more beneficial for your vertical jump?

makeprogress1‎, 05-15-2015 05:40 PM
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Weigtht Training for Cyclists

Hey Im a road cyclist and i want to introduce some Strength Training to get stronger and to improving my sprints. Road cyclists are encouraged to be very light, but strength is still important to reducing central fatigue/neuromuscular fatigue and greater stability on the bike. Im riding...

Budi80‎, 05-04-2015 03:25 PM
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Any sprinters here???

I need help getting my FAT 11.39 100m to sub-11 by this fall hopefully. I did not use blocks because they usually hinder my performance. (Best block start100m is 11.53). I also feel and see that I am usually last at the start(0-30 meters) and catch up at the end (70-90m). Thanks a lot

superdro1‎, 05-16-2015 03:49 PM
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deep squats vs half squats

Which form of squat is better for increasing your vertical jump. Also, are there any guys out there who can dunk now but couldn't even touch the rim before they worked out?

makeprogress1‎, 05-12-2015 03:22 PM
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Will gaining muscle make me slower?

My track jumping coach told me to stop lifting so heavy and focus on more plyometrics and whatnot. He said that my size is hindering my jumping ability and speed. I'm about 5'7" 5'8" and weigh 170 pounds with about 12-14% body fat. Is this true? My football coach says the weight I'm gaining is all...

PhillipQ25‎, 04-28-2015 10:50 AM
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Standing Vertical>Run-up

I am 14, 5' 10", 155 pounds with a 29" standing vertical but can't seem to increase my run-up vertical. I feel like if I was able to master the technique with the one-foot jump I would be able to dunk. I can maybe get 30" off of my running jump once in a blue moon. Does anyone have any tips for me...

pwbriney‎, 04-26-2015 03:02 PM
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100 metr time improvement to 10.5 seconds

Hello. I am currently a high school junior. I have done track for two years. My pb is 12.60a for 100 meter. I did not really train for it, had bad form for blocks, and used 1/4" spikes. My goal is to reduce that time to sub-10.5 seconds. I will be willing to put in 3-4 hours of work on...

horacemann‎, 02-27-2012 01:16 AM
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Highschool football player need advice!!!

6'2 250lbs 17 years old I'm a junior in highschool and I play football aswell as basketball, the position I play in football is a D-lineman but I am trying to convert into a linebacker so that I can play both sports competitively. But as season starts in September and I have multiple camps to...

iwillmakeit786‎, 05-22-2015 04:19 PM
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17 y/o LB seeking advice

Hey everyone, I'm a high school linebacker going into my senior year. I also have aspirations of playing in college. However, every college I talk to always tells me the same thing: you have to put on weight. They say this because I am 6 ft and 185 lbs, which is small for a college LB. My weight...

jayhawk882‎, 05-17-2015 02:05 PM
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Are front squats worth it?

Does the lift really help with getting better at quickness, strength etc in a respectable time (6-8 weeks) etc? Also.. how to get in the clean position for the front squat? Should the bar be positioned just below the neck? Thanks

theFutureD‎, 04-30-2015 04:02 PM
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Weight Training for Baseball

Any thoughts on weight training with Baseball? It shouldn't effect your play, right?

Finkesa70‎, 04-20-2015 04:37 AM
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Angry You can't work on neuromuscular facilitation (muscle memory) after your childhood?

Ok so according to what I read, you can't really work on your muscle memory for a sport after your childhood (before puberty) So does that mean if someone during/after puberty got into basketball, he will never be good as someone who has been playing/practicing before puberty?

acornsing‎, 03-03-2008 11:14 AM
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6'6"+ deadlift

Any tall brothers (6'6"+) deadlift? One of my favorite exercises. For me, easily the most beneficial lift for vert jump, leg strength (especially in the post), and overall BBall strength. Squat is a close second. I saw a guy in my gym yesterday, probably 6'8" doing deadlifts and he looked...

clifftime‎, 05-05-2015 03:27 PM
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Grade 1 Hamstring Strain

I am a sprinter for the track team. For the past couple weeks, I have been feeling my right hamstring acting up a bit, and I know its effecting my top speed a bit. This past Monday I was running and my hamstring hurt a bit more then usual. I decided to call it quits and rest before I hurt it some...

Vinnyx1‎, 05-01-2015 01:11 PM
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Can not catch a football at all?

First post here I am in the 9th grade, 5'8 155lb and 8% bodyfat, and I plan on football for JV Football and I want to play cornerback or outside linebacker, however I want to play cornerback more. To do that, I need to be able to catch a ball, and I cannot do that for some reason. When ever I...

JihadJimmy‎, 04-20-2015 02:07 PM
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Question can anyone play football or is it limited by natural talent?

I'm a previously skinny fat kid, who used to be a fat (around 28% bodyfat ish) 140 pounds in 7th grade. I had been playing computer games all my life, and had no muscle at all, combined with ****ty eye sight and terrible coordination. When we maxed out, I benched 55 pounds and squatted 75 pounds,...

jmar749‎, 05-21-2015 06:41 PM
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Question about calisthenics

I need to know if it would be bad to do calisthenics type training everyday, or should I rest like I would with weights?

syrnypolice‎, 08-26-2004 11:54 AM
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Improve the bench press

Want to improve my lagging bench press and get that upper body strength. My 1 rep max is 187 lbs... that **** is way too weak. How to improve it? Do one heavy day (work up to 4 RM and stay more in 80-90% range) and one day for reps? Or maybe do weighted dips that second day? All advice is...

theFutureD‎, 05-21-2015 09:20 AM
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