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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: 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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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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Need help with getting larger for football.

let me preface by saying I have ready the football sticky. I am 5'8, 135 pounds, im decently fast and I am going to be a senior next year. I have always enjoyed watching football, never played before, and my highschool team lost a lot of seniors this year and they need players. I was thinking if...

vladimirjtrump‎, 09-21-2017 05:34 PM
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Weights and plyometrics - jump training efficiency

Some info about me: 23 yrs young, I'm 5'9 , weight around 72kg ( 185 lbs ) , 2 foot jumper. (not so strong). Max squat 225lbs x5 bench is 198 x5 pull ups with extra 66 lbs x5 Been training for years at basketball ( not professionally , but been on a team), and vertical jump. I think I have...

eliran0220‎, 10-17-2017 12:39 AM
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2 weeks till basketball tryouts.

My JV football season comes to an end tomorrow. I went out side to shoot some hoops and I couldn't dribble, shoot or make a layup. With 2 weeks till basketball tryouts what should I do to get my handles, shot and and finishing back so I can make the team again.

TSwizle‎, 10-11-2017 03:03 PM
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Unhappy Back pain when running

I use to be a cross country runner and ran a few 5ks. I really really want to get back in to racing. When I attempt to run either on pavement or machines lower back kills me. Best way to describe it is that it feels like my back is locking up. It’s very painful and continues to hurt after...

ThunderFit‎, 10-08-2017 02:32 PM
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My training and goals! PV state champ and d3 hopeful

Hello guys!! My name is Jonathan Lehe. I am an 18 year old high school senior with high expectations and huge dreams. As a weightlifter, I have slacked off. Way too much. My training was play every sport and do well in it, without drilling or weightlifting or anything. I did well in everything, as...

jlehepv‎, 10-16-2017 05:58 AM
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Weekly Workout Advice

Hey guys, looking for some advice on my workout schedule. Started boxing a few months ago and now training is taking place 3 times a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. I've got most of the technique down solid so I'm looking to build up some power as well. Im thinking about doing full body 3...

JHako77‎, 10-16-2017 09:06 PM
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Question about CNS fatigue and vertical jump

Is it possible for your vertical jump to be up to 6+ inches lower, when trying to jump the same day as heavy lifting? Also would a 4 day upper-lower Westside type split be to taxing on the body along with 3 basketball sessions a week? For example I lift ME upper at 12pm then try and jump in...

Jake566‎, 10-12-2017 11:54 AM
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Angry Muscle knot in upper mid quad

I also seem to have this reoccurring once I start any sports readiness training mostly from sprinting. Getting ready for rugby season and really need to get this knot/tightness out otherwise I can't properly train/play. I'm doing a foam roller,self massage, and a bunch of stretching. Any ideas on...

Skp4909‎, 10-15-2017 05:59 PM
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Is it possible for an offensive/ defensive lineman to be short?

At the varsity level. I'm talking really short. 5'6". But 190 lbs and benching 250 and squatting 330. Also with very good blocking technique and lots of experience. Btw, I'm 170 bench 200 and squat 280 right now. Those stats up there are my goals for next year

Sprawl2996‎, 12-15-2011 11:50 AM
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Question Honest way to increase my vertical jump

I've been on a mission to dunk for about 6 months now. I'm 6'2 with a standing reach of 7'10 in shoes. But also very light (for my height) at 65kg. Basically I started off by doing Vert-shock but really didn't see much of that at all mostly because I felt like I didn't have much muscle. Since I...

MattRow1‎, 10-11-2017 01:37 PM
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Exclamation How much can I increase my vert?

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone who has a lot of experience training their vert can tell me how much I can increase mine. I'm 15 and 136 lbs, I can full squat a wimpy 180 lbs. I found out if I can only squat 180 lbs then that should mean my vert is 22 inches standing, but it is 26 inches. Also...

overtherimjim‎, 10-07-2017 08:30 PM
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8 Months Before Pro Wrestling Training

Hello all, In May, I will be travelling to Calgary to train under Lance Storm to start my wrestling career. I'm 23, 6'7, and around 235 pounds. I've been doing 5 x 5 for about 8 months now, and am doing submission wrestling and mma training to help develop my mat work. While I'm happy with my...

TheTrevDawg‎, 10-09-2017 02:31 PM
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College Track Practice Schedule?

I've been looking for answers on the Internet, but can't find any. Is anyone here a short-mid distance collegiate track athlete? If so, what does the typical off-season, and the typical in-season schedule look like in terms of practice, weightlifting, etc?

FreeXRaided‎, 10-09-2017 02:38 PM
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Gain Muscle While Training for Marathon

I wanted to know if it were possible to gain muscle while training for a marathon. If I were to just eat all of the burnt up calories from the running and get enough protein could I still building muscle?

squarepusher13‎, 05-21-2009 06:18 PM
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First time proper training in the gym. Potential?

Hey guys, ive been playing football most of my life so i guess I never really got fat. Tried the gym once or twice before but never stuck to it for more than a month. What's the potential here with proper weight training? I want an athletic body with a little more muscle mass. PS: Will manscape...

tintinindia‎, 10-08-2017 02:08 AM
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Help with speed factors/nutrition

Hey everyone, so for the past 2-3 months after my sophmore year I ran 5x5 and got to a 1.5 bodyweight squat. My event is the 400m dash and I am working to improve my top end speed, my measurements are 5'10" 150lbs and about 15" bodyfat, would it be smart to cut bodyfat/recomp and sacrifice strength...

400mrunner63‎, 10-05-2017 05:19 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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Question Need help in understanding what im doing wrong in my trainings (gain weight)

Hello, so ive been thin since forever. Im 32, right now im around 171 pounds and 6'4 in height. Ive started taking trainings seriously 2.5 years ago. Ive done 1 year of personal TRX training - twice a week plus once or twice more at home (i have the bowflex dumbells). - no special diet - it was a...

arielb135‎, 09-30-2017 01:07 AM
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Question when to run, sprint and build athleticism when heavy lifting?

Hi guys , need some help setting my training without affecting recovery , strength , fatigue and injuries issues. So I will be doing the icf 5x5 training with higher volume added some exercises as I'm not a beginner jbut I trained last 6 months too inferquently. Anyway 3 days of the week...

rishy10‎, 09-30-2017 06:22 AM
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Lightbulb Track Conditioning at Planet Fitness

Basically I'm doing joining my schools track and field team this year. I plan on sprinting, most likely the 200m. Note, Planet Fitness is my ONLY option for another gym right now, so I know you guys think it's a bad gym, but it's all I have at the moment. I wanna be more than ready and start...

RetroBluedo‎, 09-20-2017 07:11 PM
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NCAA substances

Is any sort of green tea substance whether a beverage or supplement for fat burn banned by the NCAA?

StanAlbert10‎, 10-04-2017 09:34 AM
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Naturally Unathletic

Title says it all lmfao. I’m a 15 year old male, played sports since as long as I can remember. I just really suck at them. I love playing sports (football, basketball) but I get much too frustrated with my performances. I’ve never been too fast, agile, smart, or any other athletic abilities...

kvng505‎, 10-03-2017 03:20 PM
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Muay Thai and lifting?

I've done a lot of research, but can't find a clear answer in mixing the two. I'm starting Muay Thai next week and will be training 3 days a week. I'd like to lift too, even if its just calisthenics, but i'm not sure what kind of routine I should do, or what I should be focusing on. This is the...

Power_Strike92‎, 10-04-2017 06:02 PM
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Is Stem Cell Treatment legit?

Background: I have lax joints and have had 3 left shoulder surgeries and 2 Right shoulder surgeries and I'm only 24. All have been bankhart labrum repairs for posterior instability, they would dislocated out the back. I just had the 2nd right one in Jan 2017 and the third left one in Aug 2017. I...

hrvatskaguy‎, 10-03-2017 05:00 PM
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enjoy running 10K race but also love of explosiveness

Hi guys, if some of you can share ideas about, training for explosive and vertical jumping with enjoy running at the sometime. Im not so sure if running 20 km (10km/day 2days/week) per week is good for explosive and vertical jump training. my goal is to dunk, but i also love to attend...

EkkyTheDark‎, 09-23-2017 09:50 PM
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