We won our game on Saturday 17-14. Close game it came down to the final seconds, but a win is a win. Finished with 5 tackles, 1 sack, and a body slam. I ended up picking up a running back and slamming him on his head so that was fun. Practice tonight, squats tommorow, and there is a UFL tryout in town in 4 weeks. These tryouts kind of suck because of how many people there are but I have a couple things working for me. I have a friend that already plays on the team, and an agent thats knows half the staff. I still need to go to this open tryout to do my 40 times and that stuff and I "supposedly" will have a private workout soon after, maybe the next day. I say supposedly because anything can happen and although I have been running and stuff I haven't officially timed myself since my injury. I am not delusional thinking that I will run what I used to(consistant 4.67-4.69 at 240lbs.) I am looking to run in the low 4.8's and I have always had a great short shuttle time.
No joke man, a win is indeed a win...my cousin dates a guy in the UFL and he gets paid well too, good luck trying out for the team.
4/27 Squat 5,3,1 day
Box Jumps w/ DBs
Done. I finished the 5 sets of deadlifts in under 5 minutes. One of the guys I train with sometimes had already finished his 3rd set of deadlifts before I started and I ended up beating him. I also came pretty close to puking, it was tough.
Great session, especially with the super intense deads.
Volume deads. They scare me. Great squatting too. Good luck with the UFL bro!
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Holy **** thats some serious volume on the deads mate. No wonder you felt like barfing.
Wish you the best for the tryouts mate. Training for your football and hitting the gym hard the way you are has to brutal. Fair play to ya mate.
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Went down to this Olympic lifting gym yesterday. Just wanted to check it out. I ended up doing a bunch of cleans, jerks, and squats. It was pretty cool though. It is actually the place where that beast of a kid Pat Mendes trains at. He is a ****in ox.
So we lost our third game of the season last night. We are now 2-3. We actually didn't play to bad, but they started thier first two drives with great field position and scored two touchdowns to start the game. On defense we made the adjustments we needed to and ended up killing them the rest of the game. To bad I ca't say the same about our offense. We scored one touchdown off of a tipped pass. The play calling and execution was terrible. As far as how I played , I had my best game of the season and it wen to waste. I finished with 12 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. My ankle is feeling stronger every week, if I had to guess I would say it is at 70%.
5/2 Bench (5,3,1 week)
Close Grip Bench
DB Clean/Band Pull Apart/Band Front Raise superset (3 sets total)
25x12/ mini x12/ mini x12
This was my missed bench workout from last Thursday. Lifting the day after a game sucks.
Pulled off a superior workout Nick.
Much appreciated Coke. Squats tonight.
Rack Pulls (below kneecap)
Rear Delt Flies
I might switch to box squats for a little just because I don't get as sore while working up to heavier weights. I have been trying to balance football and lifting, it is working ok but it can be better. One of the big things when lifting and playing a sport is programing your training correctly. If it was a perfect world I would lift on the same days as my practices and use rest days for actual REST days. Currently work will not allow that to happen and my lifts are suffering a little.
Moving big weights around, numbers are killer.
80x15 (did these very slowly)
Close Grip Cable Rows
Hammer Strength Angled Row
3pps x12,8,5,3 (didn't let go of the handles just took acouple deep breaths and got as many as I could)
55x10 (very strict on all reps)
Kept it kind of light on bench and threw in floor press to see how they felt since I have not done them in a while. The floor presses felt like crap, I used to be able to use the same weights as on bench. Did a couple of movements just to get some blood in the muscles, but kept everything easy.
Last edited by nickp8; 05-07-2010 at 11:13 AM.
Nice and varied effort man, over the top with it.
We won our game last night and we are now 3-3 for the season. The final score was 7-6 which is pathetic. Once again we shot oursleves in the foot, having been in scoring position twice and penalties pushing us back and we had a field goal blocked. On defense we played very well but we gave up an 80 yard TD pass. So far this season i would say 75% of the touchdowns we give up are big plays by poor tackling or missed assignments. It is definately something that needs to be fixed by the playoffs. As for me I finished with 6 tackles (all for a loss), 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. I also had 2 carries for 9 yards, I played fullback and tight end since we were short on people. All in all we are making progress from week to week.
Rack Pulls (3 inches lower than last week)
Single Leg Squats w/ DBs
Good news that your team is getting better and better...awesome stuff with the rack deads and squats.
5/13 Bench Deload
DB Bench Press
Chest Supported Row
Close Grip Lat Pulldown
Everything felt like crap.
Way to be holding it down, especially on the bench.