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    UH Football here I come

    I'll be joining the University of Hawaii Football team next January and report for winter conditioning. I decided to keep a journal here for all of my lifting, speed, and power stats. I was recruited as an Offensive Guard, and am looking to get as strong and powerful as I can get, while improving my speed and athleticism. Currently my stats are, 6'3'' 285 lbs.- 450 Squat, 325 Bench, 240 Hang Clean, 5.29 40m Dash, 4.78 20m Shuttle, and a 24'' Vertical. I'll post my first workout tommorow because today was a technical power day, with nothing too exciting.

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    Good size and speed numbers, but your power numbers are low. Are you an incoming freshman?

    I'm looking forward to reading this journal. Best of luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borris
    Good size and speed numbers, but your power numbers are low. Are you an incoming freshman?

    I'm looking forward to reading this journal. Best of luck!
    Yes I will be a an incoming freshman, but I start playing Football late, I start in January instead of the fall, it's just how the scholarship deal worked out. This way I will basically be in college for 6 years, and be playing football and training for 5 1/2 of those. I wouldn't say power is low, but it definately is something I need to work on, luckily I play Oline and most of my play is dependent on strength and footwork, rather than power. Thanks though Borris, I'll keep this journal well updated.

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    Today I had great intensity, but without a consistent spotter did not get CLOSE to my squat limit, but all in all a good workout.

    All the numbers are after working up to my 3 rep, or 5 rep max depending on the exercise.

    BB Bench Press- 315x3
    Squat- 405x3(No spotter, so not heavy )
    Straight Leg Deadlift from a Box (knuckles to feet)- 219x5
    DB Incline Press- 95'sx5
    DB Curls- 55'sx5 (knees on a bench, not standing)
    Lat Pull Down- 185x5

    A.E.T(Athletic Enhancement Training)- 1 Hour of stretching and cooridination drills, right hip felt pretty tight through out the session, overall though, good flexibility and intensity
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    Today was a saturday, so that means I double up, and have two speed trainers.

    Morning Trainer- Did not get timed, but overall a good light workout. Lots of explosion out of a squat position type exercise, a few resisted runs, and some free.

    Noon Trainer- Running form is getting a lot better, ran a 6.9 going foward and a 7.5 doing Icky Shuffle on the speed ladder (none of you know what that is)

    Overall a productive day

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    Sunday=Off Day, plus got to go get some gifts for mommy

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    good luck!

    Look forward to reading your journal.

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    This should be interesting to read. I'm on a football schollarship next year too. I start in the fall but i'm only play D3 ball. Should be interesting to read your progress and see how you get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allenronm
    good luck!

    Look forward to reading your journal.
    Thanks, and good luck to you to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USC Ed
    This should be interesting to read. I'm on a football schollarship next year too. I start in the fall but i'm only play D3 ball. Should be interesting to read your progress and see how you get on.
    Good luck at what ever college you're going to, Go Linfield! By the way I didn't know D-III schools offered football scholarships? Did they get you some academic ones through the football program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalahG
    Good luck at what ever college you're going to, Go Linfield! By the way I didn't know D-III schools offered football scholarships? Did they get you some academic ones through the football program?
    Yeah. Well i'm strong academically as well as being a top football recruit so I get free tuition and stuff. But because it's only D3 I have to pay for my crib and food although they are subsidised. I save around half on food and my rent from this. The place i'm going to is Lakeland College in Wisconsin. They made the playoffs last year so it looks promising. If I do well then i'll probrably transfer to D2 or 1-AA after a yera or two. It's a two year course so I can do that easily and then just start a 4 year course if I go to a bigger college. I just want playing time at the moment so I took the offer where I could start as a freshman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USC Ed
    Yeah. Well i'm strong academically as well as being a top football recruit so I get free tuition and stuff. But because it's only D3 I have to pay for my crib and food although they are subsidised. I save around half on food and my rent from this. The place i'm going to is Lakeland College in Wisconsin. They made the playoffs last year so it looks promising. If I do well then i'll probrably transfer to D2 or 1-AA after a yera or two. It's a two year course so I can do that easily and then just start a 4 year course if I go to a bigger college. I just want playing time at the moment so I took the offer where I could start as a freshman.
    Good luck there. I was actually planning on going JC for two years and then being re-recruited. I got lucky though and got the offer to Hawaii. By the way, I sometimes wish I was in your shoes, instead of being able to start as a freshman, I have to wait my turn on the scout team for a few years, and have to play against 340 lbs. Somoans
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    Quote Originally Posted by SalahG
    Good luck there. I was actually planning on going JC for two years and then being re-recruited. I got lucky though and got the offer to Hawaii. By the way, I sometimes wish I was in your shoes, instead of being able to start as a freshman, I have to wait my turn on the scout team for a few years, and have to play against 340 lbs. Somoans
    Yeah, but you go get to go to sunny Hawaii while i'm in Wisconsin right on the lake where it gets freezing. I'm aiming to have a big freshman year so I can then move up to either DII or 1-AA really that's my biggest aim. I'm easily athletic enough but I am pretty raw because I didn't play football until I was 15. That's the main reason why I want to be on the field improving my technique. I have the speed at the moment, but I need to improve my upper body strength. The problem I might have is that i'll be in Wisconsin. I want to beat back to SoCal for college really but if i'm playing up there i'm most likely to transfer to a Mid West school that would see my play.

    Any way, good luck beating out those Samoan monsters. If you're not on the field every week it gives you a great change to spend more time in the weight room and working on your speed and quickness. Who else recruited you apart from Hawaii? Also do you think you have a legitimate shot at turning pro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USC Ed
    Yeah, but you go get to go to sunny Hawaii while i'm in Wisconsin right on the lake where it gets freezing. I'm aiming to have a big freshman year so I can then move up to either DII or 1-AA really that's my biggest aim. I'm easily athletic enough but I am pretty raw because I didn't play football until I was 15. That's the main reason why I want to be on the field improving my technique. I have the speed at the moment, but I need to improve my upper body strength. The problem I might have is that i'll be in Wisconsin. I want to beat back to SoCal for college really but if i'm playing up there i'm most likely to transfer to a Mid West school that would see my play.

    Any way, good luck beating out those Samoan monsters. If you're not on the field every week it gives you a great change to spend more time in the weight room and working on your speed and quickness. Who else recruited you apart from Hawaii? Also do you think you have a legitimate shot at turning pro?
    The only two other D-1A schools to seriously recruit me(not just random letters that they send to thousand's of kids) were Boise State and Oregon State. I was also recruited by D-1AA school's such as Portland State, Northern Arizona, and Eastern Washington. About the turning pro part,... I don't really think about that because my goal now is to just get some playing time and get in the rotation. Check on me in 4 years and I'll have the anwser to your pro question

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    Quote Originally Posted by SalahG
    The only two other D-1A schools to seriously recruit me(not just random letters that they send to thousand's of kids) were Boise State and Oregon State. I was also recruited by D-1AA school's such as Portland State, Northern Arizona, and Eastern Washington. About the turning pro part,... I don't really think about that because my goal now is to just get some playing time and get in the rotation. Check on me in 4 years and I'll have the anwser to your pro question
    Hawaii seems like a decent choice. Well, i'd have gone to one of the WAC schools in your positions too. I may have chose Boise State just because their linemen aren't usually as impressive as Hawaii's. Just look at the guys they had drafted this year even though their team wasn't that good. They were both linemen Travis LaBoy and Isaac Sopoaga. Even look back to 2003 and they had two guys drafted, Wayne Hunter and Vince Manuwai. Again both were linemen. I think you made a great choice in terms of development for your position even if they weren't they best teams.

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    Good luck man, I'll be at UH next year too, only I really sucked at football. Ill look forward to watching some of your games in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wu36
    Good luck man, I'll be at UH next year too, only I really sucked at football. Ill look forward to watching some of your games in the future.
    Thanks man, I won't be there though until January in the spring term.

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    Today was heavy power development day, and Ab day. Good focus, but not so intense, overall a pretty good workout.

    Power Snatch- 155x3
    Hang Clean- 231x3
    Trunk twist- 35 pounds, 5 sets of 16 reps
    Crunches- 5 sets of 25 reps
    Leg Pulls- 5 sets of 12 reps
    Lower Ab leg kicks- 5 sets of 30 reps each leg

    Speed Training- Was a good day of station's, hit a new PR with the 40 with a 5.25
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    Light Strength Day, pretty tired today, luckily it was a light day.

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    Good work on the hang cleans.

    I'll think of you when I do my agility drills tomorrow.
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    Thanks, but why are you going to think of me?

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    Because at least someone else is doing this ****.

    Not because I like large men. That would be Homeyield's area of expertise. Please do not confuse us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borris
    Because at least someone else is doing this ****.

    Not because I like large men. That would be Homeyield's area of expertise. Please do not confuse us.

    Cool, what do you do your Speed Agility Quickness training for? I've got 3 trainers all working with me on those areas of athleticism. If you came and worked out with me for a week, i'm like Ivan Drago off of Rocky IV, with all those trainers and specialists. All I need is some doctors pumping me full of juice!

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    who are these trainers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allenronm
    who are these trainers?
    Kenny Taylor- He mainly works on running form and quick feet. So far I've seen really good results. I can't find the website for him right now, I'll bring it up a bit later.

    Ryan Paul- This trainer works a lot on power and explosion, a little bit of running form, and a lot of anaerobic conditioning. http://www.newathlete.net

    Brian Cassidy- He works on my flexibility and core strength. I've gotten a lot more tendon and flexible strength from working with him. http://www.functiondynamics.com
    Last edited by SalahG; 05-12-2004 at 11:09 PM.

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