This is a 12 week linear progression program for football players. The goal of this program is to allow football players to safely progress in their strength training without sacrificing their power. The program is split into two days: explosive and strength. Both days are performed twice in a given week, at different intensities.

 

The workouts will be posted on the following schedule, but feel free to adjust it to fit your own week. Remember to work in rest/recovery days, as well:
 

  • Monday: Heavy explosive day
  • Wednesday: Light strength day
  • Friday: Light explosive day
  • Saturday: Heavy strength day

 

Core movements should not be substituted at any cost. The assistant exercises are broken into pulling and pushing movements and can be substituted if needed. Every 4 weeks you need to perform a 1RM (rep max) on all core lifts to ensure the lifting percentages are correct.

 

Workout: Week 1, Day 1

Heavy Explosive Day - 65% Load

 

Warm Up

1 x 5 Rack Shrugs

 

Core Movements

3 x 5 Rack Clean

3 x 5 Standing Press

3 x 5 Power Jumps w/dumbbells

 

Assistance Exercises

3 x 10 Bent Over Row

3 x 10 Dumbbell Curls

3 x 10 Crunches

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