Havent been on here for a while..not even sure if this is the appropriate place to start this thread but why not:
I just finished my past year of football as a linemen(center), and currently working to start my first year of college ball hopefully(as a linebacker, however.) Im about 6 ft, 223 lbs right now and want to hit 250 by summer, then cut back down to 220ish by the end. Im actually using the laid-out program for dysmorphia training with a few modifications made by me. My thoughts being I can get the juices flowing a bit and gain a few muscle lbs before I start a heavier powerlifting phase. However, i need to get faster. The speed camp/drills im about to start are on mondays and wednesdays every week. Im using the monday-tuesday-thursday-friday layout for lifting. (mon/thurs upper, tues/fri lower.)
-Should I modify my lifting days in any way to reek a better benefit? EX: Mon/thurs lower, tues/fri upper?
-What kind of future programs would be ideal after the DT phase?
-Good stretching/athletic performance enhancing techniques?
-Any other tips, concerns, helpful-ness, really anything you want to share.
I realize this is an extremely big topic so bear with me.
I consider myself a pretty good lifter than can do some moderate/difficult movements.
Current max's: Bench: 315 Squat: 405 Deads: 500
I moved this here because I think you will get more responses.
As the DT program is both for size and strength I would stick with it for now. I would not start the drill work until 2-3 months out from your first practices. That way you can focus on adding the body weight and increasing absolute strength which at your current levels will also contribute to speed.
When you are ready to transition I would go to a Westside protocol with jumps and some other agility work included.
Thank you, much appreciated. Where can I find that westside program?
I don't really know about the Dysmorphia training but definitely check out some of the things Defranco does. It's a Westside type split, but more of the athlete. I saw great results from his combine prep ebook when I was still trying to the ball thing.
for his Combine Prep Ebook, I think I got it off of EliteFTS. Are you already on a team (scholarship athlete, preferred walk-on) or are you doing the true walk on process. If you already have a spot on the team, I wouldn't work on combine type stuff as it won't be needed. Still work on position drills, acceleration/speed shit, but not dumb shit like 5-10-5, etc. Also if you are walking on, have you spoke with the coaches/found out how the process goes. Some schools basically just make you show up at 6am and do conditioning shit, etc before you even get a shot at walking on, which is basically just to see your commitment, etc and then let you get a tryout actually playing football. Some do the combine type tryout, etc.