FOOTBALL TRAINING PHILOSOPHY
Maximum’s philosophy on training football players stems from the sport-specific actions each position needs to build, and the skills that college coaches and professional scouts use to judge their ability and potential.
LINEMAN (skills for both offensive and defensive)
Based on these skills, football players must develop stability and connective tissue strength through the shoulder, knee, back (cervical, thoracic and lumbar), and ankle (to stabilize areas most at risk for injury), posterior chain strength and power (to develop strength through glutes, hips, and legs), push strength (to develop strength through upper torso), reactive ability, straight ahead speed and quickness (for acceleration and the ability to change directions quickly), neck and trap strength and stability (to support and stabilize the collisions that occur with blocking and tackling), and recovery ability (to develop the ability to maximize work output each play and each day).
Although each position has its unique demands, all football players must improve these essential basic motor abilities. A football player’s speed is most often judged by his times in the 40 yd dash, 20 yd shuttle, and the ‘3 cone drill’. Although the application of a 40 yd dash to football specific speed is questionable, it is important because coaches and scouts use it as a solid measurement of overall speed.