UPPER BODY HYPERTROPHY

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of this baby I must offer this – if half of the days of the week you train involve upper body strength training, then have a good hard look at yourself. Yes upper body strength and size is important but most blokes head off to complete bodybuilding...

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HAMSTRING STRENGTH

The old pulled hammie never goes away in football does it? Unfortnately the greatest risk factor for doing a hammie is if you’ve done it before putting you in a bit of a pickle but with a long term outlook and slow but progressively based rehab work, you can overcome them. If you’ve never done...

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HILL SPRINTS PROGRAM

Hill sprints have been a staple of elite athletes since the dawn of time, purely because of their simpleness – find a hill and run up it! Perhaps the best thing about hill sprints is that it can be used as a preparatory tool for high speed/velocity running as it trains the action and thus...

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LOWER BODY STRENGTH PROGRAM

Just over 4 years ago I did a little post on Nat Fyfe’s body transformation, especially his legs, from his first 4 – 5 years in the AFL system, and had won his first Brownlow Medal the year prior to that. In a game that requires speed, endurance, strength and resiliency from injury/collisions, a strong...

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ACCELERATION LEVEL 1

All speed starts with acceleration and is a physical quality all of itself. It is the gradual build up of speed towards hitting your max velocity/top end speed and the better you can accelerate from a mechanics point of view, the better and thus faster you’ll be at max velocity. During a game of footy...

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