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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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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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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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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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Is hypertrophy necessary?

If an athlete wants to hit a 2x bodyweight squat or a 2.5x bodyweight deadlift etc. can they achieve that milestone without working in the higher rep ranges to accumulate mass or can they do a 5x5 routine from the start until that goal? In other words, by doing a 5x5 routine strictly will that...

sports19‎, 04-12-2017 04:59 PM
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Basketball player looking to increase vertical

So I am 13, and 6 feet tall. I can grab the rim with one hand off two feet with a running start, and can grab the rim off of one foot too. I can't seem to dunk yet, and I'm asking for some things to increase vertical. Thanks for the feedback!

Jayz4695‎, Yesterday 04:51 PM
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Is 4.93 a good 40 yard dash for an eight grader?

I am an eight grade football player and i am 6'0" 175 lbs. I play linebacker and i run a 4.93 40 yard dash, i have a 28 inch vertical, i squat 285, i bench 185, and i clean 220. Are these good stats for an eight grader who would like to play varsity as a freshman?

mark1709‎, 04-26-2017 08:11 PM
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15+ reps endurance training

Studies show that higher rep ranges like 15+ activate more muscle fibers used for endurance (or something along those lines). Let's say for example "John" squats in that rep range for a few months, would building up those "endurance fibers" allow you to perform better in sports like soccer...

sudyka8389‎, 04-26-2017 04:29 PM
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Basketball training plan

I'm looking for some help formulating a training/fitness plan during the basketball offseason this summer. I am a female high school player and I typically play as a center, possibly a power forward this coming season. I'm willing to put in the work to get fit and in shape for the season but I...

kbdb‎, Yesterday 09:59 AM
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Should I continue football??

So currently i'm in 9th grade going into 10th and wondering if I should keep playing football. I've played since 6th grade and loved it since, but i've recently been thinking if I should play JV. I would probably start and everything but the amount of work and practice I have to put in during the...

Bigsausagexlr‎, 04-26-2017 07:37 PM
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supplements for track?

im a 100m sprinter and i jusst bought some protein, creatine and i got a free pre workout. how will all of these effect my training. i train 5 days a week. i dont do any weight training.

cptsisko47‎, 03-16-2017 11:43 PM
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Strength Progression

Edit* edit* 5X5, 5X3, 3X5, 3X3. Is this the best progression for strength? Thanks Ben

BenPen1‎, 04-26-2017 06:55 AM
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Best grip on deadlifts for sports performance?

Recently, I have decided to ditch the belt and straps when lifting because I am trying to be more functional and I was curious if there was any particular grip on the deadlift that would help sports performance the most. I feel as if the double overhand would be best for developing grip strength....

dcow08‎, 03-23-2017 06:56 PM
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Pec Minor Injury

Hi, I don't use my profile a whole lot but I wanted to get some opinions from some people on here that may have experienced the same thing. So, about a year ago I had some pec minor issues. I was benching pressing one day and I heard and felt a pop on my pec and shoulder. It hurt for about a...

JakeRoode64‎, 04-25-2017 08:34 PM
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Ideal Position For Football?

What is the ideal position for an athlete who is 6'0 ft 205-215lbs on the college football level. Currently bulking 6'0 ft tall started at 175 now 183 hoping to get to the 205-215 range by the 2018 season?

StanAlbert10‎, 03-30-2017 01:29 PM
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Question How would I do at a 100m sprint/ advice

Hi guys, Im entering a 100m sprint race at my local county games, I have no idea what the competitors will be like. Im 5ft 3 and my 40 time is roughly 4.9-5.1 is there any tips I can get training wise to get a good 100m ? Ive got nearly 3 months to train for it

chriskvark‎, 04-25-2017 08:35 AM
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Advice or Comments

Hey guys Daniel here just looking for some advice or comments on my current situation. I'm 16, 5'11" and weigh around 165-170. My goal is to reach 190 at 10% body fat. I've been working out for about a month now. 3 day split of chest/tris, bi/back/shoulders, and legs. Currently I can bench 155,...

ProDav‎, 04-23-2017 10:22 AM
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Mystery hip pain

Hi this is my first post on the forum and I was wondering if someone could help me out with an issue I've been having. First a little background, I'm a senior in high school, I played defensive line on my school's team, late in the season I broke my wrist but I stayed active in the gym by...

Pattyboy01‎, 04-22-2017 08:23 PM
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Are chest muscles important for any sports?

What benefits in terms of strength and function does training your chest muscles offer you? other than looking good.

yungg0d‎, 04-24-2017 03:34 PM
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Question Cardio

Hey everyone! i recently sign up on this site and i need some help with couple of things. I really love running and i do it almost everyday 3-4 days a week. first of all i did alot of the crosstraining machine 1-3 months.. however now i run on the treadmile or run outside it seems alot more...

OskarBo‎, 04-22-2017 01:46 PM
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Thumbs up doing BJJ need some good tips

Hello Guys, I am doing Bjj 6-8 times a week ( i am white belt) , I want to extend this to 15 for the next 3 months. I also am doing Kyokushin karate (going for brown belt exam in december) nearly every day, gym about 30-40 min 2 times a day and rope skipping every day ( losing excess and...

OdIN_‎, 04-16-2017 01:57 AM
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Exclamation How to increase backsquat and bench.

My squat sucks rn. I hit 235x2. My deadlift however is at 315 x 2. How do I increase my squat? I squat twice a week. Front squats 4x10 Tuesday and back squats 2x6,1x4,2x3 on Fridays. I also include box squats every other week. I do leg press and other assistance work. Also my bench really sucks and...

Wrestler2018‎, 04-23-2017 08:49 AM
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Question Jason Blaha 5x5 for Basketball?

Should I add or take out anything? Plyometrics, Cardio etc.. I could even run the cutting version instead as he says it is not made for people who are already active as they will be overtraining Workout as follows Workout A Exercise Sets Reps Squats 5 5

ETEIZNAL‎, 04-16-2017 01:57 PM
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I need help at increasing my stamina and endurance for Football/Soccer

Long story short, i'm a total fat (well i aint fat but point is im fat) pos that gets out of breath faster than the heaviest smokers i've ever seen. I'm 17 years old, my goal was to be pretty damn fit by april 10th (this goal is from 1st of november...) I've been going at it in any way i could...

GutsOverFear0‎, 03-27-2017 06:06 AM
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Lose of speed/regaining top speed

Hey guys I have been competing in athletics for a while now, specifically short distances. I have had a break since late September last year due to a few personal reasons, anyway I started back up maybe 2-3 weeks ago and i am dreadful, I have kept up with weights so i am still the same in...

Runner4444‎, 04-07-2017 12:35 AM
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How Performing More Sets with Less Rest Builds Size, Strength, and Power

Wrote this on on a simple, effective method for athletes to build explosive muscle:

tuura007‎, 04-21-2017 07:02 PM
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How often and how much intensity should I work out during baseball season?

We're going to have 42 games in 51 days starting tomorrow. How should I train during the season to keep muscle? I want to try to keep soreness at a low.

HStone457‎, 04-21-2017 01:35 PM
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Trouble recovering? Try Belly Breathing

Found a cool study on belly breathing post-workout and did a short (3-min) write up here:

tuura007‎, 04-02-2017 04:29 PM
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Squat vs deadlift for force

So ultimately from what I understand, the idea of strength training in regards to increasing your vertical jump is so that you can create more force into the ground. The strength benchmarks such as squat 2x bodyweight and deadlift 2.5 are all considered above average lifts. Have their been any...

sports19‎, 04-19-2017 05:07 AM
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