I hope everyone is well and enjoyed the glimmer of sun this weekend. The excitement for the BAFL season is building, I know the Blitz have already played a European game and a few other games are underway. Love it.
As you know from my last post I’m currently on a cutting phase in my Maximuscle Protein Project . This week we’ve taken our cardio intensive training to the next level and had some time with a few England rugby players who offered their wisdom.
The big thing for me this week is the importance of body weight squats and box jumps. These exercises are brutal when done intensely and can really benefit all American Footballers. My TOP TIP for this week is box jumps. They’re so easy to set up and they’re amazing for increasing explosive speed, strength and promoting muscle growth. These could be argued to be the basic athletic qualities needed in any footballer: the faster you move, the stronger you are, the higher you jump and the quicker you react, the better player you will be.
My top exercise for this week is for people looking to turn up the heat on their legs:
Super set box jumps with squats
- Squats with solid form (5 reps)
- Box jumps ; 20” box (10 reps)
- Rest, 1 min
- Repeat 5 times
For Extra leg demolition - add Front Kettle Bell Squats before your rest (as per picture) to turn this into a size, explosiveness and strength super circuit.