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Why American football’s strength and conditioning doesn’t, and shouldn’t, resemble other sports

October 22, 2018

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Every year it’s somebody in football. A few years back it was a bullying phenomenon in the NFL. Oregon’s strength and conditioning program was thrust into the spotlight last offseason due to multiple players being hospitalized. This past offseason Maryland has been scrutinized. Some get outraged, going so far as to say football is holding back […]

The LACK of technology in the greatest athletes’ training programs

January 22, 2018

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Boxing Cruise some Floyd Mayweather training videos: All you’ll see is mitts, bags, medicine balls, and concrete to run on. Despite the fact he’s been fighting people ten years younger than him -young guys who are more likely to try bells and whistles- he’s still undefeated. (While Conor hit him more than anybody thought, that […]

Can football players have HEALTHIER brains than everybody else???

October 23, 2017

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We’ve seen NFL players have less risk of cardiovascular disease, and cancer…and they live longer than the general population. –Wait, former NFL players are healthier than most people? (They also have less risk of domestic violence.) What we didn’t see there though was NFL players having healthier brains. Neurodegeneration is more likely to kill a former […]

Understanding where Johnny Manziel may be coming from

April 20, 2016

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Of late, it seems two roads of thinking have predominated regarding Johnny Manziel: He’s an idiot He has a real problem and urgently needs help This is said about pretty much any player not taking full advantage of their talent. While one or both of the above could be true, based on my experience playing […]

Some exercise advice for former football players (worried about CTE)

March 16, 2016

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Bennet Omalu is the subject of Will Smith’s latest movie, Concussion. He wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in December, 2015, which garnered a good deal of death threats on social media attention and discussion. The thesis of his article makes a lot of sense. Maybe we should view football like smoking or alcohol, where there […]

Fluid vs mechanical movement in athletes

July 24, 2015

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This started as an email exchange with a client who plays in the Canadian Football League. I added and edited some things to make it into a post. “Man from a training perspective, do you have any ideas on how to improve general “fluidity” in movement? I think I’ve spoke about this in the past as a […]