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Old 06-07-2011, 12:37 PM   #11
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Re: Programming for my conditioning test

The 300 shuttle is from the goal line to the 50, I just got confirmation from a coach
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:46 PM   #12
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The 300 shuttle is from the goal line to the 50, I just got confirmation from a coach
Yeah, that's what I posted.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:44 PM   #13
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Yeah, that's what I posted.
The video you posted says to place cones 25 yards apart. Then you run there and back six times. So I'm still not clear on what the coach is going to test. Run from the fifty to the goal line and back three times?

Either way still seems an awfully long distance for a football player, but whatever.
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6 50 yard sprints
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #15
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The video you posted says to place cones 25 yards apart. Then you run there and back six times. So I'm still not clear on what the coach is going to test. Run from the fifty to the goal line and back three times?

Either way still seems an awfully long distance for a football player, but whatever.
My bad. I thought the video I posted had several options, the most common of which was the 50's which like I said is a common test.

(I don't have sound at work but thought that was it).

Anyway, it probably isn't practical for FB but neither is the 40, or max rep 225 BP, or anything else they test (with few exceptions). And it is darn sure more practical than the seated row.
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Re: Programming for my conditioning test

I need to get faster and stronger, priority on faster.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:04 PM   #17
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Re: Programming for my conditioning test

What is the importance of the test?

If you need to meet a certain minimum then simply make sure you can and follow CFFB to get physically better prepared to play the game.

If it will be used in a cutting process or earning a position, then you have to train hard for it specifically. Train the three lifts and sprint in those exact reps. This is really dumb on the coaches part. Just like college players train for the NFL combine. Once they finish the combine they have to go back to training for the game.

I have a friend who is ex-NFL and a track specialist. He works with prospects on the 40 yard dash. What he teaches them doesn't have any real application in a game setting but allows them to post quicker numbers under combine conditions. As he says fractions of a second can change your draft position which can make huge differences in the size of your first contract. So first you train for the combine then if you are signed you train for the game.

Same as that stupid combine bench press test. I don't want my lineman to be able to do 30 presses in a row. I want them to move max weight once every 45 to 50 seconds. Why? Because that is what it takes to move the guy opposite of you on the line. The test should be 1 rep every minute on the minute for max successful weight for 30 minutes.
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Re: Programming for my conditioning test

As a group, we were specificall told by our position coach that he expects us all to make the runs under time, and that he can't play us if we don't
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