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Recovery Routine A lot of athletes ask about recovery days. What should you do? I think the biggest key is don’t do nothing. You should try to be active on your rest days. Go out and do something fun or something active but when it comes down to having your body rest that is your number 1 priority. You should stretch for at least 30 minutes twice a day on a rest day. Once when you wake up and then once before you go to bed. If you have a lot of lactic acid build up I would suggest using...

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Easy Way To Get Into Shape Without Running If you are like most people you don’t like running sprints or running for long distances, some of you might and that is fine but it can be tough trying to fit that into a busy schedule of practice, weights, homework etc. so how you can get back into shape without having to run is by upping the intensity of your gym workouts. Even if you’re on a program put together by your school, all you need to do is cut down the rest time. This will get your heart rate up...

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3 Best Lifts For Football Players The number one lift in my opinion is squats. That will help your power production, speed, explosiveness and help to put weight on your legs. This is a foundational exercise for football players. If you’re  a QB it helps with your base, if you're any other position it will help you with speed, balance, and the ability to come off the snap fast Power Cleans. This is the key to getting any kind of drive from your hips. When it comes to blocking or making a cut All of the force you generate comes...

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2 Most Essential Lifts For Speed Development Squats and different variations of squats. I think squats are so essential to any athlete who wants to build speed. Exploding from a position of no momentum is so beneficial to your speed because that is usually what you have to do on any playing field. Jump squats and pause squats are two other great variations to build your explosiveness.  The second lift I feel that is most beneficial is power cleans. Mainly because it is in the name. It will develop power and explosion which is a direct translation to speed. For...

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2 Ways To Improve Your Max Bench Your max will increase if you do the right things in the gym to build up to it. Working sets with 3-5 reps, focusing on great form, will help your strength and size improve which will lead to a better max lift to impress coaches.  Another great thing you can do, which is one of my personal favorites is doing sets where you control the weight down and focus on exploding up. Otherwise known as tempo reps. Have someone count down (or you can count down) from 5 as you go down with...

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