Do you think you’re ready to go to battle for 60 minutes with the training you’ve been doing?
Do you feel explosive, strong, powerful, and FAST?
Are you ready to be explosive, strong, powerful, and FAST over the course of an entire game?
Are you ready to manhandle your opponent and DOMINATE for 60 minutes like THIS guy?
Do you just THINK you’re ready?
Are you “a little bit stronger” than you were before?
Do you think you’re ready after your first few days of training and feel like patting yourself on the back; not even CLOSE to being able to get after it for a QUARTER let alone an entire game?
Are you actually a JOKE to your opponents, who laugh at your wimpy efforts to try and stop them?
You probably think you’re pretty strong. Odds are you THINK you are lot better than you are.
One of the things we focus on at the Dungeon is the use of odd objects for our “combat” athletes, like football players. A barbell is a great tool for getting an athlete strong, but if you’ve never wrestled with a 100 pound sandbag, you’re in for a rude awakening.
I was introduced to sandbag training at the Underground Strength Certification up in New Jersey, where Zach Even-Esh builds high school kids into BEASTS on the mat (wrestling) and on the field (football).
He uses MANY different methods to get his athletes ready, because he knows only one type of training isn’t enough!
Training with sandbags is an AWESOME way to build total body strength, a stronger “core” (the sand moves around and makes it hard to control, you literally have to WRESTLE the bag), and an INSANELY strong grip–probably the single most overlooked aspect of training football players.
If you’re sick of listening to the other team’s band play all night long because the other team’s running back is slipping right through your fingers, you NEED to be training with odd objects like sandbags NOW.
Drop a comment below and let me know how YOUR season is going… and be on the lookout for some big things and updates from what DUNGEON athletes are doing this season.
“The fourth quarter felt like the beginning of the first, I wasn’t even winded.”
-Jordan Garcia, Dungeon SC Athlete
What did your training do for YOU this summer?
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