Intense training exercises for American football

American football puts a lot of stress on the human body. However, it is also unique in the sense that players sprint and barrel into each other for a short period of time, before taking rests that are twice or thrice as long. Unlike sports like basketball, soccer, or even football’s close cousin, rugby, the human body is spiked with activity and sustains a lot of damage in a very short period of time.

Training for American football requires a heavy mix of sprinting and strength, prioritized over stamina and endurance. The two latter qualities, however, are always a must for athletes. All kinds of movement training for mobility and agility are a huge plus. But then, positions also have to be considered. For instance, the training regimen for linebacks is different from that of quarterbacks.

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A huge chunk of the team already emphasizes compound movement training over bodybuilding routines to increase the body’s flexibility. Although bodybuilding adds mass and strength, it fails to boost an athlete’s other facets such as speed, quickness, mobility, and agility.

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More and more athletes have now turned to high intensity interval training, or HIIT, for full body routines. This is taken to heart, especially by all athletes. Those who lack in size do this to condition their physiques for competition with their bigger, stronger counterparts. Bigger, lumbering giants do HIIT to increase their mobility on the field.

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Terry Bradshaw, Steeler of the show

Terry Bradshaw started out his career as a football player as the top pick in the 1970 NFL draft, after being selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers. From there, he went on to becoming so much more, in many other different places.

In his 14 years with the Steelers, he was able to bring his team to the Super Bowl a handful of times, being able to earn for himself a number of Super Bowl rings.

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After struggling to establish himself in the Pittsburgh rotation in his first few years, his 1972 season finally showed everyone that he was not to be taken lightly. Bradshaw led the team in winning a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the Super Bowl.

The following year, still a force to be reckoned with, and now with a renewed respect from his teammates and opponents alike, Bradshaw once again brought the Steelers to supremacy by winning the Super Bowl over the Dallas Cowboys. This was a time when he also won as the NFL Player of the Year.

His success continued in the years that followed. With a cannon-like arm that he had, he was a superb quarterback. Easily, he won again as the league’s Most Valuable Player in 1980, after helping his team defeat the Los Angeles Rams. However, Bradshaw figured in a slump. His elbow muscles took a beating, and he had to deal with retirement.

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He became a regular guest commentator for CBS, and after doing this several times, he stole the show and became a very competent game analyst. Easily he developed his skills in front of the camera, while he still maintained the same mental sharpness he had on the football field, making him one of football’s most loved commentators.

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The Most Successful Ucla Bruins In The Nfl

There are a lot of football players who have made successful careers in college. But there is a special breed which brings this success all the way to the pros. Here is a list of the most successful UCLA Bruins who made it in the NFL.

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TROY AIKMAN, quarterback, 1987-1988

After two eventful years with the Bruins, which even include a 20-4 record, this signal-caller was eventually picked up by the Dallas Cowboys in 1989, where he led them to three Super Bowl titles in four years. An able staple in the league, he had a storied 12-year career. He is arguably UCLA’s greatest quarterback.

KENNY EASLEY, free safety, 1977-1980

Kenny Easley will go down in history as one of the toughest defensive players to come from the Bruins. He owns the recognition for intercepting 19 passes during his four years as a starter in the Bruins’ defensive backfield. He made it to the NFL’s All-Pro four times, even being named as the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1984.

JONATHAN OGDEN, offensive tackle, 1992-1995

Jonathan Ogden is by far the best offensive lineman that the UCLA has produced. He proved this by winning the Outland Trophy as the nation’s foremost in this position. Upon reaching the pro ranks, the Baltimore Ravens made him the fourth pick in the season’s draft. He won the Super Bowl with the same team in 2001.

BOB WATERFIELD, quarterback, 1941-1942, 1944

Bob Waterfield is a much adored collegiate icon from the Bruins, leading his team to their first Rose Bowl in 1943 by beating USC for the first time. Onto his professional career, his momentum barely broke as he became the first ever rookie to have won the Most Valuable player title.

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Ram For Life: A Look At The Playing Career Of Jackie Slater

An NFL career that spans 20 years is already an outstanding feat. To forge that career with a single franchise is even more impressive. And that was what offensive tackle Jackie Slater did.

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Slater had a successful high school career as a two-way star for Wingfield High School in Jackson, MS. This caught the attention of future Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton, who personally recruited him to Jackson State University. They would go on to play together for three years, collecting all sorts of accolades under head coach Bob Hill and offensive line coach Melvin Pete.

The offensive extraordinaire would then proceed to craft a professional career after being selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round of the 1976 NFL draft.

For three seasons, he spent most of his time as backup before becoming the starting right tackle in 1979. That year, the Rams made their first Super Bowl appearance.

During his NFL tenure, he was selected to seven Pro Bowls and awarded five All-Pro selections due primarily to his offensive consistency and prowess in defending quarterback sacks that led to a high total team yard gains and rushing stats.

He retired in 1995 after playing one season in St. Louis as the franchise relocated there. To celebrate his dominant and lengthy career, he was enshrined to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and his jersey number 78 was retired in 2001.

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Former Los Angeles Rams offensive linesman Duval Love was drafted by the franchise back in 1985. One of his first glorious moments in the league was seeing his name on the locker right next to Jackie Slater’s. To read more about the Rams and NFL, in general, visit this website.