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Author: Curtis

I am a former football coach. I still enjoy coaching others in health, and fitness.
Escape Achievement Pressure

Escape Achievement Pressure

“The greatest benefit to your life will not be your accomplishments, but rather what happens inside you while you’re moving toward your goal.” Fitness, Nutrition, supplementation are a big part of many of our lives, and there are numerous benefits that come from healthy living.  Work ethic, mental focus/toughness, dealing with ups & downs, perseverance, following directions and discipline are just some of the traits that can be developed. Unfortunately, many people get sucked into the high-pressure part of it called The…

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Chest And Shoulder Smackdown

Chest And Shoulder Smackdown

Chest-and-Delt “While it’s more like a standard muscle-building training routine, you’ll rev up the fat-burn a bit when you keep your rest periods under 30 seconds.” 1 Seated Dumbbell Press 4 sets, 6-10 reps       2 Incline Dumbbell Press 4 sets, 10-12 reps       3 Dumbbell Bench Press 3 sets, 10-12 reps         4 Front Dumbbell Raise 3 sets, 10 heavy reps (plus 10 reps unweighted per set)     5 Dumbbell Lateral…

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Do Pre-Workout Supplements Work?

Do Pre-Workout Supplements Work?

  Pre-workout supplements are supplements that people take with the singular goal of making their workouts more effective. The name literally means it’s something you do prior to a workout, game, or match. Pre-workout supplementation should optimize your mind and body to maximize performance, by providing extra energy or focus. So do they work? Honestly, it depends on what you’re taking them for. Some people take a pre-workout thinking it will make them bigger, stronger, or faster. It probably won’t, but…

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MAKING FOOTBALL PLAYS WITH RESISTANCE BANDS

MAKING FOOTBALL PLAYS WITH RESISTANCE BANDS

MAKING FOOTBALL PLAYS WITH RESISTANCE BANDS “THE SCRAMBLE DRILL” The Resistance bands Scramble Drill combines the resistance of Leg Resistance Bands while simulating an athlete playing football. Chopping your feet, then exploding to make football plays, is a basic Football 101 concept which athletes are taught at a young age. The Resistance bands Scramble Drill will help athletes to hone these skills resulting in making more football plays and playing football at a higher level. Athletes will need a set of Resistance…

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FOUR BEST SPEED AND AGILITY DRILLS

FOUR BEST SPEED AND AGILITY DRILLS

WALL DRILL This drill supports speed and agility development by building strength in the core and hip flexors. To complete the drill, each participant will need a set of resistance bands, which can be attached to the legs for the resistance portion of the drill. Athletes will also need a firm wall to lean against and a floor that isn’t too hard, since this drill involves a high level of impact. At the starting signal, the athlete will lean against…

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HIGH KNEE | SPEED TRAINING

HIGH KNEE | SPEED TRAINING

HIGH KNEE | SPEED TRAINING TRAIN TO RUN Football players must train outside of competition to become faster and more mobile. Whether it be offense or defense, football players must be agile and quick. Speed and agility training will help football players gain the quickness needed to get to the next level. By stimulating muscle growth and improving footwork, football players will improve their level of athleticism with every training session. AGILITY | FOOTWORK  The Linear High Knee Bag Drill can be set…

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OVERLOAD SPRINTS

OVERLOAD SPRINTS

Train sprinting muscles to be strengthened to be more explosive. Overload Sprints are an important part of athletic training. This sprinting workout uses overload sprints (front sprinter) by forcing the athlete to sprint at the same intensity as a normal sprint, but with added resistance. This added resistance forces more muscle recruitment and will increase power output by the legs and core of the athlete during sprints. This increase in power aids in developing a longer stride length for the athlete. Stride…

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1-2-3 REACTION PRO WORKOUT INCREASE FOOT SPEED & AGILITY

1-2-3 REACTION PRO WORKOUT INCREASE FOOT SPEED & AGILITY

  1-2-3 REACTION PRO WORKOUT 1-2-3 Reaction Pro is a complete ladder trainer. Building explosiveness through 3 essential components you will find your speed. Strength, quickness, agility and athletic performance increase dramatically. During this drill sequence we will target your hip flexors for a more powerful leg drive during the dig phase of your sprints while optimizing foot speed. Next, we will move into dynamic footwork for more controlled cuts during competition. Last but not least, we will move onto…

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INCREASE FOOTBALL RUNNING SPEED

INCREASE FOOTBALL RUNNING SPEED

HOW TO RUN FAST All football players must work to improve their speed. Football is a sport of field awareness, the ability to change direction, and the ability to cover a distance in the shortest amount of time. Running fast is broken down into two elements: stride length and stride frequency. If a football player or other athlete wants to increase their speed they must improve one of the two, or both. Completing speed and agility drills at 100% intensity…

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Skill Reinforcement: “Mastering the Movements to Improve Speed and Strength

Skill Reinforcement: “Mastering the Movements to Improve Speed and Strength

Skill reinforcement that’s the name of the game for real, sustainable training. Whether your goal is multi-sport fitness, high-level “sport-specific” athletic performance, or general physical preparedness, reinforcing movement and athletic skills makes all the difference and delivers results. Every. Single. Time. Too often we blindly pursue the “new, cutting-edge” fitness program, modality or tool. As a result, we fail to master the basics or fully appreciate their huge impact on health, fitness, speed, strength and overall performance. One risk of…

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