What Is My Routine?
It's Madcow's 5x5 Intermediate version, which is an amazing program for football players and athletes in general looking to gain size and strength, yet I've modified it slightly.
The original program can be found here
Now what I've done is tweaked the program so that I can continue to become faster, while I get stronger and bigger. I've just added some things in it.
The agility ladder I warm-up with is not in the original program, but I include it in my modified program.
The plyometrics I do are not in the original program, but I have added them to my modified program.
The set up of power cleans I do are not in the original program, but they're in my modified program.
The extra lower-ab workout is not in the original program, but I have added them to my modified program.
Why I Recommend It
I took my Junior year in high school off during football. I didn't play that year. People were disappointed because I was one of the better players in my small town. Instead of playing football my Junior year, I trained for my upcoming Senior year. I searched through programs and wasn't sure which one I wanted to do. Until I found Madcow's 5x5. I tweaked it a little, just like I explained above, and it worked tremendously for me. I ended up winning MVP my Senior year and helped turn my school's football program around.
Now, I'm using it once again to train for the football team I'll be playing for in the Summer. It's worked for me every time!