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.
You can’t just lift on both feet (and definitely not from your seat). You have to isolate an arm or leg and condition your body to working that way. Sports are played on one leg or using one arm. Includes a warm up, workout, and cool down.
Tis the season to plan your off-season program. Maybe you started today, or you’re back at it the first week of January. IMFB has a lot of suggestions for you to improve your speed, agility, and power while limiting injuries and increasing flexibility.