Of all the major sports, football demands some of the most intense strength and conditioning training. Accordingly, the gladiators who battle on the gridiron are among the best conditioned athletes on the planet—strong, agile, powerful warriors who must prepare their bodies to explode and cut in the quest for peak performance. But at the same time, football players must maintain the durability to withstand car-wreck force impacts play after play, game after game, season after season.
Traditionally, football players have relied on basic, heavy lifts like hang cleans, squats, dead lifts and bench presses to build strength. And if it were 1955, this might be enough. It’s not. That’s why top NCAA and NFL programs like perennial national powerhouse Ohio State use suspension training techniques to enable their players to reach their peak potential.
This series will explain the benefits you’ll experience from using the TRX Suspension Trainer for football training including:
- Enhancing basic lifts
- Building upper body strength
- Single leg strength, power and reactivity
- Position-specific training
- Unprecedented core strength
In the following posts, we’ll explain how the TRX can be used to achieve each of these aims.