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    SolidGK is offline Member
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    Default My status...football conditioning!!!

    Hello
    Well i decided to play football, and I am very happy with my decision. I currently weigh 160 5'11", with low bodyfat. Most of you know what my goals are. I wish to attend the US Naval Academy and then go on to become a US Navy SEAL. For this I need to be a great runner, swimmer, and great at calisthenics such as pullups, pushups, situps, dips, and their variation. Right now I am working out with the football team (mandatory). I am NOT going to swim this winter, but Im going to use it as a time to get up to 170-180lbs and to increase my endurance/calisthenics (SEAL stuff). Also I hope to do alot of football related drills to increase my speed and agility. After winter I have soccer season, so endurance is important for that too.
    I play safety/receiver right now, but my goal is to play linebacker/receiver so i have to gain more strength and bulk up a bit. I dont want fat, just muscle. this is what i was thinking for the winter...

    Speed/agility- i have a great program from a book called _Complete conditioning for football_ which involves agility and speed workouts 4 days a week. The reps and sets differ for differnt phases (peak/devolepment) so im not sure what the hell to do. Should i do a consistent increase, or 2 steps up/1 step back like the schemes in PTP

    Running- start off with 2 miles a day/5 days a week. (10 miles) then add a mile to the total each week. nice and easy just to increase endurance. i might start this during the end of football season, or would that be a bad idea?

    swimming- well i havent got access to a pool and thats a problem...i guess i could just swim alot at the academy and whenever I can here to get my times down????

    lifting/calistenics- well im really stuck here... but ive got a few ideas

    2weeks BEAR program (what 2 lifts would be good for football? blocking/tackling)
    2 weeks calisthenics ladders 6 days a week, add a ladder a week depending

    this is very broad, and i need alot of help with how to steadily increase reps/sets without burning out. also, should i incorporate kettlebels in there? i need explosive strength so should i do my bear program with explosive power? during soccer season i will keep up most of this stuff, as soccer isnt as demanding strength wise as football. do i need to change anything?
    Please help!
    Jonathan

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    CoachDavies is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: My status...football conditioning!!!

    Jonathan - I am unclear of your conditioning goal. Are you attempting to condition yourself for the Naval Academy / Seals or one of the sports you noted. As per your question of kettlebells, I prefer my athletes use them year- round for many reasons.

    I will be pleased to discuss if you wish.

    In faith,

    Coach Davies

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    SolidGK is offline Member
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    Default Re: Re: My status...football conditioning!!!

    I would love to discuss it with you also, do you have AOL instant messanger? ICQ? MSN Messanger? My AOL sn is Laycock1, and my MSN messanger name is laycock1@hotmail.com. let me know
    Jonathan

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    Default Re: My status...football conditioning!!!

    Comrade, keep it simple! Get some kettlebells and you'll solve all of your conditioning needs. I promise you. Why do you want to gain so much weight? It looks like you are planning to gain weight AFTER football. Don't gain weight just for the sake of it. Just train for strength, you'll get better gains. Kettlebell, kettlebell, kettlebell. They are all you really need. Work in chins and deads w/ your KB workouts, otherwise, don't sweat it. The Almighty Iron Balls will make you Man. Best of luck,
    Dano

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    CoachDavies is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Re: Re: My status...football conditioning!!!

    Comrade Jonathan;

    I'm not sure you are referring to me - However if you are lets keep it on the forum, I like to share with all our comrades.

    In faith,

    Coach Davies

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    Default Re: My status...football conditioning!!!

    Comrade, as a former high school football player (Yes we play football here in Canada) and as a soldier, I have some thoughts and ideas. Football is an explosive/power game (what play lasts more than 15 seconds if that long ?) and soldering is an endurance event with peroidic explosiveness.(hauling a rucksack, carrying heavy loads and a weapon doesn't discriminate wether your a soldier or a SEAL). Why not cycle training differently. Focus heavy on power, heavy lifts, speed during football (check out coach davies articles at t-mag.com) and switch to endurance events for pre SEAL training ( include long runs, wind sprints, hill sprints, swims, calistethics, rucksack marching across country). For SEALs, don't forget sand runs !!! Good luck and when you are on BUD/S don't give up or quite.

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