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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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