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Triple Extension Movements for Football Using Strongman Training

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© April, 2010


by Josh Bryant
Strength and Conditioning Coach Kennedale High School (TX)

As a person watches the world’s strongest man contests on TV, what should appear obvious is that these athletes are not only aggressive, fast, explosive, athletic, and flexible, but have a great anaerobic threshold. These amazing athletes are intense and psyched up, similar traits to a good football player. Most textbooks will not teach you to train athletes this way and many ‘experts’ will not touch the subject. Dr. Maxwell Maltz has words of wisdom on this topic: “Any new knowledge must usually come from the outside.  Not from the ‘experts’ but from what has been defined as ‘inpert’.” An ‘inpert’, according to Maltz, is someone who develops knowledge outside the prescribed boundaries of a given science.

    The Wright brothers were not aeronautical engineers but rather bicycle mechanics. Maltz was a plastic surgeon that developed Psycho-Cybernetic techniques to heal his patients psychologically after they had been fixed physically. Personally, I have learned from the experts and it was beneficial, but I remain an inpert. If we don’t develop new techniques we will get the same results. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.

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