Sport Specific: Football - Week 12, Day 2

Terrance Gant

Contributor - Sport Specific Workouts

Tempe, Arizona, United States

CrossFit, Football, Basketball

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 2 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 12, Day 2

Light Strength Day: 65%


Warm Up

1 x 5 Overhead Squat


Core Movements

Squats set - 6, 4, 2

3 x 5 Walking Lunge

Incline Press sets - 6, 4, 2


Assistance Exercises

3 x 5 Shoulder Raise

3 x 5 Tricep Extension

3 x 5 Crunches

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