Football Strength & Conditioning

 πŸ“š Stodden & Galitski 2010, compared strength and conditioning across 4 years against parameters such as the 40-yd dash, Bench Press, Vertical Jump and other Power Index Data for NCAA 1A Football Players


🏈 The data they were able to collect suggested that the most improvements in these β€œtests” were made in THE INITIAL YEAR of training. Years 2-4 showed varying improvements


Possible Take 🏠:

Focusing on fundamental and foundational movements could be a good suggestion for early strength and conditioning programs as a majority of the improvements in the deemed variables happen during this period but further research is needed into proper progression of programming


πŸ” Longitudinal Effects of a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Program in American Football

Stodden, David F; Galitski, Hayes M. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research: September 2010 - Volume 24 - Issue 9 - p 2300-2308 doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181dc4255 Original Research