Hi, I played a year of Offensive guard and Defensive End in high school two years ago; now I decided that I want to pursue my dream of being a NCAA Athlete.
I was really close to transferring to a D3/D2 school since I really want to be on the field but I'm gonna stay here and tryout for the team.
I'm 6'3 at 215lbs right now and I wanted to get back in at DE, but I'm being told I mite want to work on playing OLB.
Can you guys recommend anything to get me ready for Spring tryouts in 4 months? I've been weightlifting again but kind of need a plan that will be well rounded and will benefit me in making the team. I'm on a heavy carb plan with cardio days since I want to play DE I need to get up to at least 240lbs or I will be pushed off the line like a ragdoll.
Btw I will be a sophomore this spring. I want to redshirt soo baddd.
Thread: D1-AA football tryouts
12-05-2012, 02:29 AM #1
D1-AA football tryoutsexcuse my 1337ness but keyb0ard ls messed up
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12-05-2012, 02:52 AM #2
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Anyways, as far as diet, you need a big time surplus in calories. As a higher intensity athlete, you are right on the money with high carb, you will need that mre than anything. However, don't neglect your fats and proteins, a solid balance is the key to better performance.
Workout-wise, you need to do a good amount of explosive training, especially if you have been out of the game for quite a while. Obviously, you will need your big time power moves like benching and deadlifting in there, but also focus on hitting thing like power cleans, jerks, push presses, and other functional movements like that. For linemen, I'm one for using lower rep schemes on these movements, in the 3-5 range, for a larger number of sets. You need to be able to generate as much force near instantaneously time and again, play after play, so mimic that in your training routines.
Also, as far as cardio, don't overdo it here. I see a lot of athletes mess this up. You are going to be a lineman, and are looking to size up. Don't worry as much about running a couple miles 3-4 days a week. Again, mimic what you are trying to do. HIIT, shuttle sprints, barbell complexes, kettlebells, things like that should make up the brunt of your cardio.
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