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Brendon Ayanbadejo knows a thing or two about balancing elite athletic performance with a dynamite physique. Learn how the former linebacker has made the transition to the fitness world!
Not all Super Bowl spreads will cause you to pack on the pounds. Dig into these healthy dishes that are sure to make your football festivities a hit!
Never count Nichiren Flowers out. When life told him to quit football, he kept charging ahead. Now he preaches the same message to Bodybuilding.com's customers!
What is the best workout for a football player? Our forum members have put together powerful proven workouts for those interested in furthering their football training. Check it out!
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews forged a career out of hard work, football genetics, and love of iron. This straight-set workout helps him rip through double-teams to terrorize quarterbacks!
Explosive strength creates champions. The players you will see in Super Bowl XLVII use these exercises to shine when the game is on the line. Learn their secrets!
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has heard it all. He isn't an elite quarterback. He doesn't win big games. Whatever happens in Super Bowl XLVII, it's clear that the naysayers were wrong.
Super Bowl Sunday is a game—and the biggest party of the year. Gain the winning edge on both scores!
Watch NFL games during the week; play on the weekends. Leave the stadium seats and hit the field with NFL-caliber workouts, nutrition, and recovery techniques.
There's a new verb in the NFL lexicon, courtesy of Patriots all-pro tight end Rob Gronkowski and his brothers.
From hyperbaric chambers, to infrared saunas, to vibrating foam rollers, meet the latest and greatest recovery tools in NFL players’ arsenals.
More NFL games during the week means more time on the weekend to play! Take the fantasy out of football and start playing your best with these training tips for amateur competitors.
Are you in the game rather than watching it on television? Then nachos and wings aren't going to cut it. Learn how to fuel up, and you'll last longer and play stronger.
The best way to secure a losing season is to take the summer off. Your opponents won't rest, so why the hell would you?
Bodybuilding.com has your entire weekend covered with healthy recipes, in-game tips, pro workouts, and the complete NFL Combine Trainer. Touchdown.
NFL scouts love speed. Recent speed increases have changed the way football is played. Get with the times, blaze through the 3-cone drill and finish ahead of the rest.
Many athletes think they are fast, but are they NFL fast? The 40-yard dash measures pure athleticism. Fractions of seconds separate first-round talent from the undrafted.
Vertical jump is important, but it doesn't express true power potential in the eyes of NFL scouts. Make them salivate over your broad jump and pure athletic power.
Elite athleticism comes naturally for few football players. NFL scouts understand this and respect less-gifted players who put in extra work to compete against and beat the complacent elite.
The vertical jump doesn't impress NFL scouts. They look at an athlete's power potential to put them in a superior class. The pros want a reason to put you in that class. This could be it.
The NFL Combine tests multiple skills for a very simple reason: Success between the lines takes speed, power, strength, agility and more. This 8-week program will improve it all.
Think of your body as a high performance engine, and don't pump it full of regular gas. It needs high octane fuel to open up and perform at its peak – on and off the gridiron.
Proper supplementation and a pristine diet make perfect fuel for the high-performance athlete. Ingest MuscleTech’s best to trounce the rest.
The Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker dishes out punishment like fresh bread at a soup festival. If you wonder why the 16-year veteran is still going strong, check out this workout.
Bodybuilding.com teams with Bommarito Performance Systems to create the ultimate NFL training guide for any athlete.
Want to train like a football player? NFL veteran Steve Weatherford shows you why punters make great role models.
There are a million reasons why Muscletech performance coach Marc Megna shouldn’t be living His dreams. But they're not stopping him.
What happens when you combine flawless football genetics with a walk-on's relentless work ethic? Clay Matthews, the NFL's best linebacker.
A new breed of quarterback requires a new breed of football training. Here’s your playbook for making on-the-field success a snap.
Entering his twelfth season in professional football, Thomas Jones remains the NFL's premier gun show!
Get power and explosiveness with the same off-season regimen that Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson uses to get ready for game time.
Looking to add fun and challenging strength exercises to your football training? Try these strongman techniques to truly transform your skills!
As a football player, your daily calorie requirement skyrockets over that of the average person. Here's a great list of supplements and nutrition basics to keep you at the top of your game! Learn more.
Football training is about performance... running faster, jumping higher, hitting harder... Improve your performance with these methods. Learn more.
Baseball may be America's pastime, but football is its passion. Improve your game from the following overview of football. Included are specific training and nutrition actions a player can take to optimize both.
This year Bodybuilding.com joined in on the festivities of the Super Bowl. Check out photos from the red carpet here.
In this article I would like to lay the foundation for a new workout I have been making great progress with. Being a football coach I also use this workout for strength training programs. To build amazing size and strength try this workout. Learn more!
Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver Steve Smith took some time to answer questions about his career and how he trains to succeed as the phenomenal NFL wide receiver that he has become! Check it out.
Tom Brady led his team to an unblemished regular season record of 16-0 among other astonishing records! In a Bodybuilding.com exclusive interview Tom sits down to chat with us for one of his first interviews after Super Bowl XLII.
The Power Athlete Football Program was designed for football players. High schools and colleges can adopt this program to help get you stronger, bigger, faster, quicker, and more flexible. Find out more from this four part series.
The following exercises are used for speed, agility and vertical jump improvements. They are essential for improvement on the football field. Try them out.
For those of you who don't know, combines are a series of tests that are used by many coaches to evaluate current ability, and future potential as a football player. Learn about this test and why perfecting technique will help you succeed.
The Power Athlete Football Program was designed for football players. High schools and colleges can adopt this program to help get you stronger, bigger, faster, quicker, and more flexible. Each workout is important to your success. Learn more...
Why is sport nutrition important in football? Get some basic steps right here to improve your diet. I will set the record straight about why you have to be careful with Over-The-Counter Supplements and some that I would recommend...
I had a great opportunity to chat with one of the most feared linebackers in NFL history, Bill 'Romo' Romanowski. In this interview we talked football, drug testing, training, and more, and Romo had some very intriguing answers.
Indianapolis Colts Running Back Joseph Addai spares some time to give us this brief interview. Learn about what his training and nutrition plans include and more right here! Check it out.
You must understand that size is nothing as a cornerback. You can have huge arms and tree trunk thighs, but you might as well quit trying if you're not quick. Here is a list of exercises I believe will greatly increase your quickness.
The Muskego Hitmen football team was started for 3 reasons: fun, love of the game, and a reason to get back out on the field... Learn how the team went from failure to champions. Includes the importance of training for lineman!
How can a football player improve performance in the off-season? Our forum members put together some great off-season advice in addition to some great training routines for those who are truly dedicated!
The Combine is where dreams become reality and unknowns become superstars. To better prepare you for this big day I sat down with Jimmy Smith to answer questions about preparation! Learn more.
Should there be playoffs in Division 1-A College Football? Our forum members key in and make their decisions. See if they think Div. 1-A should have a playoff system and if BSU should've had a chance at the Nat. Championship. Read on...
In football you must defeat your opponent with the most efficient use of the body and your bodyâ€™s natural weapons. I'll share martial arts tips that past coaches have used with great success for their O-Lineman. Read on...
Football in the off-season - If you are serious and want to make gains by eating clean and training hard then you've come to the right place. Get a comprehensive diet, supplement, and training program right here! Read on...
I had the privilege recently to interview Matt Hasselbeck who plays quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks football team. Read on to see how he feels about the team in 2006 and what strategies he uses to stay at the top of his game. Check it out!
Podcast Interview: In part 2 of this interview, Dan Gastelu interviews guest John Wilkins. Listen to strength training exercises for football, and more secrets from a championship high school and college football player!
Building functional strength is not just about lifting heavier weights, or the heaviest weight... I've put together part two of this series to cover solutions, safety, and previews of the strength training program. Check it out!
In part one of this series, I've provided information about what the Athletic Performance Improvement Seriesâ„¢ is, John Wilkins and football training, speed training, results, video clips and more... Check it out!
Podcast Interview: In this episode, Dan Gastelu interviews expert football trainer, John Wilkins. Listen to football training secrets from a championship high school and college football player!
Injuries in football can arise in the blink of an eye so it is important to be fully prepared for playing the sport. Get information about improving performance, ideas about drills and improving the diet. Check it out!
What is the best pre-season football program? Our winners today have put together some great information and workout splits as you begin preparing for the fall football season. Check it out and see if it works!
So many coaches and teams are speed training incorrectly. Football is all about speed, power and explosiveness. Here are some examples of speed training that will help your athletes.
In this article we will talk about a 3 day per week routine that centers around squatting and pulling. If you weren't gaining before then this will be your ticket to gain mass and strength. Try it out!
To take aim is not enough; we must awaken a part of us that many only know in moments of desperation. Mental focus is key in preparing for the playoffs. Not much else should change! Keep focus and learn...
How do you determine which football position you are best suited for? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
Try this technique if you are in need for some explosive power and are not afraid of squatting fast.
Saul Patu who is a leading QB Sack leader tells us his story. Continue here to learn a little more about him.
Most football strength and conditioning programs have some sort of core exercises. While these exercises may seem good they should be done in a more functional manner. In this article I am going to talk a little about the 'Do's of Core Work.'
Every college coach, NFL coach, and high school coach understands that speed kills. Today the focus is on speed for football training. More information regarding this can be found below including a bio on the founder of the company.
Football is probably the most physically demanding sport on the playing field today. It requires a combination of speed, strength, power, agility, and mental toughness. Read on to learn the facts from a strength and conditioning coach.
This article will teach you how to get the most out of the off-season through workouts and cardio with a 12 week program. Be warned though, because these programs are anything but easy. Read on to find out more and possibly try them out.
This article is for the defensive back and other athletes that are looking for a workout program to improve quickness and agility.
So you want to make the team? Read on and learn how you can improve. Full workout plan included!
The following is designed to address these issues and respond to questions that I thought may be of interest to athletes and coaches alike about football...
If you want to perform like the pros, you need to train like the pros. Here Coach Barnes explains exactly how he trains the San Francisco 49ers.
Here are detailed directions on how Coach Glass coaches the Gators to have better agility and quicker feet.
In Part III of this series on Motivation Coach Nemish explains, in detail, how a strength and conditioning coach get athletes to motivate each other.
Don't you think it's time for you aspiring football players to begin preparing for next season? High school preparatory combines are arranged for up and coming seniors every late spring and summer. Learn how to get ready...
Over the past couple weeks I have discussed some important dietary considerations for lineman, or anyone who on the football squad who may be trying to gain weight. Of course diet is only half the battle; the other half is training...
As we begin to unfurl our plan of attack for gridiron success it is important to take a step back and review the goals of our training, which will in turn help us decipher the route to meet these objectives.
For those of you who like a little more direction, I'm going to provide more specific meal ideas, combinations, and a 3-day food plan to help get you on your way.
Since different players obviously play different roles, and lineman should naturally be larger than running backs, for example, I will first discuss how to help your body be the best it can be if you're on the line.
Through this developing series we will first outline proper training methodology for this great game I love and have dedicated much of my career to, that being Football.
Training with the Westside training methods do have a carryover to athletics, especially football, as I learned during my college football career.
That may not be the most scientifically precise instruction a person in my position can receive, but it is a familiar refrain in many football clubs and it has the value of letting you know where you stand!
Having an impressive 40-yard dash is probably the easiest way to get noticed by coaches and scouts. Learn how to improve your 40-yard dash.
Having an impressive 40-yard dash is probably the easiest way to get noticed by coaches and scouts. Learn how to improve your 40-yard dash.
Although body types in football differ greatly from position-to-position nutritional needs remain basically the same. At the 49ers we have a Food First approach. We advocate a high-carbohydrate, moderate-protein, low-fat diet.
Our boy Kris Aiken outlines the program that took him from a 160lb Cornerback to a 195lb, bone-crunching DB with pro potential. If you're a ball player who's looking for a serious, no-nonsense program to take you to the top, look no further.
Now that football is over and everybody has had some time to heal and mend, it's now time to begin preparing for next season. It's time for coaches and athletes to start reviewing the results of last season and planning for the upcoming season.
Check out these great, easy to follow tips and drills for running backs. Learn how to crush your competition!
As a strength coach, I am always looking at new methods of training to improve the conditioning of my athletes. In my own training as a power lifter, I have recently incorporated rubber bands. I have used them all—from the mini-bands to the heavy bands. The great thing about the bands is that they can expand on the basic lifts.
Year round strength and conditioning is now a must for any football team that is aspiring to a high level of performance. Therefore, this article is an introduction to the most important principles of the elaboration of an annual strength and conditioning program.
I used to think that football and bodybuilding went hand in hand. Once I got more involved in bodybuilding and became more dedicated in football, I found out that I couldn't have been further from the truth.
Coach Tuten provides you with the flexibility development program that he has implemented with the Denver Broncos. Learn how to stretch like the Denver Broncos.
Check out these awesome, easy to follow tips and drills for football recievers. Learn how to dominate your sport!
The NFL Combine is the final exam for most players where their 40 time or weight lifting reps can make a difference of several rounds in April's NFL Draft. Learn how prepare for the final stages!
The moral to my ramblings is that kicking is a rapidly performed explosive movement, and to get better at doing it, we need to utilize rapid, explosive movements. I am not going to get into the anatomy and physiology behind the some of these exercises, but I will explain them is as much detail as possible.
Coach Asanovich takes strength and conditioning very seriously, and he expects his players to follow suit. This excerpt from his off-season training manual says it all.
The Denver Broncos speed and endurance program was developed by the Denver Broncos strength staff to help improve our overall team speed. This is the explanation of the Rich Tuten's Denver Bronco Speed and endurance program exactly as it appears in their players training manual.
A team plays like it practices, Period! No exceptions. If a team practices soft, it will play soft; if it practices hard, it will play hard. Check out these awesome practice tips for football coaches.
I learned a lesson about how strong I really was training for my sophomore football season in college. Find out how in six months I got to be all conference in Division I-AA football as a sophomore and three years later it helped me get to the pros.
In this section, Coach Hutchison shares some of his philosophies on playing and winning at the game of football. He will break down his basic philosophies for offense, defense, and special teams!
This workout is designed to increase strength and power for football players and is a sample off-season training program. Presented here is the strength-training portion and does not include any conditioning, cardiovascular exercise or flexibility training.
Check out these great strength and conditioning tips and drills for football players! Learn how to get stronger and faster.
This is one of the best mass building workouts that I ever did. This workout got me stronger than I ever was. If you follow this and stick with it you will have no problem when it comes to the strength portion of football.
Find out what the best way to get ready for your coming football season is.
In this method of working out you tend to focus more on how much weight you are lifting rather than worrying about good form, contraction and building muscle. Get the full workout!
Not many sports require one to run backwards as fast as most run forward, turn on a dime, react blindly, react powerfully, and have a short memory about getting beat, and an iron memory when it comes to game preparation and film study. The defensive back position, at any level of football, requires a vast array of skills and an advanced level of athleticism in order to dominate the opposition.
Three part series! From lifting weights to plyometrics, this full program will guide you to football dominance!
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