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    Getting faster for football

    I wanted to know if squats and deadlifts actually get you faster. I have heard that they can make you slower, but i dont know if thats true or not. And if it is good, should you aquat heavy with low reps or light with high reps?

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    Most world class sprinters squat if that helps.


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    One thread per question is usually the way to go, btw.

    I doubt you could find a good NFL halfback that doesn't squat.
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    I read Bill Romanoswki's book. Not someone you want to follow in all aspects of life or football, but he was a training freak. He did not squat much in college or his early NFL days from what he said was a back injury. He had hired a trainer who worked with olympic sprinters and the trainer got him squatting, heavy. He greatly improved his speed throughout his career. Granted he did some other things as well, but even with that we can take from this lesson that strong legs can translate into faster legs, if the proper sprint work is done as well. Bottom line, you want to get faster, you gotta run.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gauchos21 View Post
    I wanted to know if squats and deadlifts actually get you faster. I have heard that they can make you slower, but i dont know if thats true or not. And if it is good, should you aquat heavy with low reps or light with high reps?
    you need to do stiff leg deadlifts or good mornings to work your hammy.

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