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© February, 2001
There's Strength In Numbers

by Gregory White
Strength & Conditioning Coach, Rutgers University (Camden, NJ)

WHEN IT COMES TO creating a strength program that benefits football players, itís always best to start with the basics. The foundation of any strength program is repetition. It is how each rep is performed that determines the quality and productivity of each exercise.

As a general rule, each rep should take about 4 seconds; 2 seconds to raise it and 2 seconds to lower it. Some experts believe a rep should take 6 seconds; 2 seconds to raise and 4 seconds to lo ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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