Hypothetical: You’re a weight training teacher with 5 days a week to train your classes and fifty minute periods in which to do so. That’s 6 minutes (easily) lost to dressing out and back for class. How can you build a successful workout program for 28 kids in forty minutes?
It starts with the warm-up
We get used to what we’ve always done and for many of us that’s this huge group stretch lines with 15 different “dynamic stretches” in them. Let’s cut down on that time and do a one set of 30 seconds per each of these exercises
Air Squat (and I emphasize big circles with the arms to wake up the shoulders), push-ups, crunches, burpees, jump squats, and jumping jacks. I feel these will wake up your athletes’ entire body and get them ready to lift.
It’s that time of the year again. The footballs are locked away in the equipment room and your staff is starting to meet again. As a coach, you’re hitting clinics and the AFCA Convention. But you still have a job to do. Your job from January through early August is to get your players to be more athletic, while still respecting their other sports they play and their grades. Your staff needs to sit down and meet to figure out the following, but here are my tips for each section:
Coachspeak, sponsored by Health IQ, brings you episode 28 “Off Season Program 2018” Justin discusses not only the weight training portions but also speed camp and agilities for your multi-sport or football focused off-season program. Power, endurance, stability, flexibility, yoga, pilates, speed camp and agilities are discussed on this episode sponsored by Health IQ.
When I was in my first off-season program as a player, I stepped into the weight room all 5’5 135lbs of clumsy non-athlete, and was thrown to the wolves. In my first week I: benched, power cleaned, squatted, dead lifted, and ran stadiums with the veterans.