If you’re looking for an Athletic Performance Program to adopt, try the IMFB program! Below are the links to each week in PDF format. These are from our living document that is shared with coaches around the country in multiple sports.
Our weight program is designed around two extremely complex lifts: the power clean and the barbell snatch. Even if we never power clean or barbell snatch, that’s still the emphasis behind the way we program our Athletic Performance Program. We can do the parts that sum the whole of the two lifts and become better athletes in the process.
As a football coach many times you become a de-facto strength and speed coach either because you’re the header, or because you’re the assistant on campus or maybe you just have enthusiasm for the topic and are willing to learn. In my experience, it was because I was because of all of these factors. Through my time lifting not only for my own benefit but for the benefit of my program, I’ve discovered that I need to trick my body while keeping myself engaged. Not just that but after clinics, reading books, and meeting with strength coaches I’ve discovered what is important in the strength world as a football coach.
Everyone has a different idea on what we should test, how and why. I used to be a 2-rep max tester for bench, back squat, and hang clean. Then I progressed to 2-rep for bench, front squat and hang clean. All in all, I really couldn’t see total “gains” because I didn’t test on day one. I didn’t because it wasn’t safe; guys weren’t prepared physically, and the lifts and spotting techniques hadn’t been properly taught on day 1 or even week 1. On top of that, it took two years to teach the kids proper depth on squats in order to test them and count them. We would lose more time putting weight on and off and doing 1″ squats that didn’t count.
The entire point of going to a Glazier Clinic at this point in life is to have a takeaway per session, right? How about if I took away a great phrase that summed up a page of text into two words? That phrase would be transfer effect and I’m stealing it from Mike Favero from Logan HS in Utah (he stole it from someone else). It’s regarding our strength and conditioning programs and how they relate to football.