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CONDITIONING AND NUTRITION

Top 10 Health Benefits of American Football

April 24, 2015

By Health Fitness Revolution -  April 24, 2015

"As one of the most popular sports among young boys in America, football has surpassed baseball as the nation’s leading sport. Football teaches discipline, teamwork and dedication, all of which are beneficial beyond the gridiron. But American football is also a great sport for health and fitness. And here are the top 10 reasons why:

  • Better work ethic: Even though teams play only one game weekly, they practice five days a week. That means that as long as you make a commitment to put in the hard work during the week, the success and results will show on game day. Instilling this kind of work ethic helps players improve their skill level and learn the plays.

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  • Stress relief: Adrenaline rushes from playing football help with stress release, so players are more calm and less prone to depression and aggressive behavior in life outside the field.

  • Overall workout: The intensity and range of movements involved in the game, including kicks, twists,turns and throws, provide better overall exercise, according to a series of studies. The sustained, stop-start nature of the game helps to build long-term fitness and burn fat, as it mimics interval training.

  • Mental health: Football is great at helping to maintain a healthy level of endorphins and can make moods more stable. People suffering from..."

Why Football Matters

April 22, 2015

By:  Jim Harbaugh

 

 

Below is an article that highlights the great value that the sport of football holds for young men and why we as coaches ultimately do what we do, which is to have an everlasting impact on the young men we work with.  Please feel free to share with others.

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  1. eAT 5-6 MEALS PER DAY

  2. HYDRATE

  3. REST YOUR BODY

  4. EAT GREEN

  5. PROTEIN

  6. WORK HARD

  7. CONDITION YOUR BODY & MIND!

January 03, 2023

5 Tips to Improve Your Bench Press

By Mike Mahon

BBallExperts.com

The bench press is one of the most well known exercises to athletes and strength coaches around the world.

It doesn't always transfer to the playing field, or the court but a strong performance in the bench press can really give elite athletes an edge when it comes to scoring high in combines or other tests to determine their future as college and professional athletes.

When one puts the above scenario into perspective it is not hard to imagine that one of the most common questions that strength and conditioning coaches most often get asked is "Hey Coach, how do I improve my bench press?"

My answer may shock you, because it does not involve any additional bench pressing, however it will transfer greatly to your overall performance in this fundamental strength movement.

Without further ado, here are my five tips to make your bench press blast off:

Increase Your Grip Strength

Many athletes are unaware of this, but the harder you squeeze the bar when you bench press, the more muscles you will recruit, and the stronger you will become.

Here are a few exercises to improve your grip strength:

  • Heavy farmer's walks with dumbbells or kettlebells

  • Perform simple wrist curling exercises with a traditional bar.

 

Increase Your Tricep Strength

If you have weak triceps, you will limit the amount of weight you can lift when you bench press. With that in mind, you must maximize your tricep strength if you want to improve your performance in the bench press.

Here are a few exercises to improve your tricep strength:

  • Body weight dips

  • Weighted dips

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  • ALWAYS COMPETE

  • BE FIERCE

  • DOMINATE

  • NO I IN T.E.A.M

  • BE A FORCE

  • TOUGHEST TEAM WINS

  • PREPARE FOR BATTLE

  • TALK THE TALK; WALK THE WALK

aim high

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.

-Vince Lombardi