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© December, 2011
Exercises Specific to Tackling (Part II)

by Dr. Michael Yessis
President, Sports Training, Inc

Note that most football strength training programs do not target specific skills. They are usually general in nature and target multiple joints, actions and muscles. As a result, exercises specific to the skill of tackling are usually omitted. For example, the overhead press can often be found in strength programs. However, in the overhead position, the arms are in a very weak position because the strength developed is for raising the arms, not for bringing the arms together as needed in a tackle.

This explains why the ball carrier can usually break typical tackles. He is in a strong arm position while the tackler is in a weak ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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