Boyd Epley changed the game and it took 15-20 years for everyone to get on that level. There are some turd S&C coaches at the D1 level, but the playing field is relatively level due to technology. FSU during their 2013 season used Catapult to track player movement and that was a crazy level of technology just 5 years ago. Now there are high schools who have it.
I went in 2016. Didn’t have any issues with the fans because I was cordial. As others have said, it is literally in the middle of nowhere. The campus is nice and the downtown area is kind of cool. The stadium looks like a five year old with construx (those were awesome) made it. It’s really an eyesore. Getting into the stadium is a 45 minute process. The walkways to the restroom are narrow and it takes forever to get through the crowd. Afterwards, I stayed in the weirdest hotel ever in Altoona. Weird people. Weird layout. Just weird.
That said, when they blocked the kick and ran it back, it was one of the loudest experiences of my life.
He’s a big deal in the strength and conditioning community. I have his book on my shelf.
This sealed the deal with Mrs. The Vest_er:
A skeleton walks into a bar. He orders a beer and a mop.
A few months later she confirmed her correct decision when I told her this gem:
We were having dinner and I ordered fried okra. I said, "Did you know that okra has to be grown in valleys? It can't be exposed to the elements, like things grown on the plains. It has to be okra wind free."
14 years later and still going strong.
Didn't Grimes and Lindsey do an Ohio State commitment announcement video together?
Bama ain't got no chance and Bama can't see my dance.
Jordan Hall went through a thousand numbers and I'm pretty sure 7 was for the early part of 2012. IIRC he switched to 2 later in the year for special teams or something. I could be wrong.
That was Jordan Hall. The "other" guy from Jeannette, Pa.
This is the old man take on Beaver Stadium. Amazing atmosphere. Tailgate area is great. When they blocked the kick last year, the stadium got loud. Then it got louder the closer he got to the goal line. When the ref raised his arms for the touchdown, it was the loudest environment I've ever been in.
All that said, it's really hard to navigate. The concourse area isn't wide enough and getting into the stadium is a massive hassle.
I'm curious if this will be another Michael Thomas like situation in which he will be a better pro than collegian. As with everything in the Warriner/Beck era, Brown was mis-utilized.
I use the split squat as well. I've also had some issues that prevents me from barbell squatting so I had to create something to get around that. Check out my DIY flywheel trainer.
I have seen good crossfit and bad crossfit.
1. Putting a barbell in people's hands and making them train with it.
2. Crossfit Games on TV
3. Creating community
1. Making the standard so low to become a level 1 trainer. .
2. Embracing and celebrating the "unless I'm throwing up, I'm not working hard enough" mentality.
3. Using highly technical olympic lifts for high rep conditioning
4. Cookie cutter programming
5. Sagittal plane dominant movements
Thanks, I pulled sumo and was 220 at the time. I wouldn't win any powerlifting contests with those numbers.
Love the field of strength and conditioning. Was pulling 660 pounds which isn't remarkable, but I had to maintain a 3 mile run time (military requirement) which took away from power development. Also, I recently had ACDF of C4-C7 and it has caused me to shift priorities to wellness and fitness. I currently follow a 1x20 program 5 days a week and walk 2 ish miles 5 days a week.
The diet has always and continues to be the nail in my tires. I really enjoy junk food.
If your issue is with low back "tightness", it's likely an anterior/posterior imbalance. Check out Joe DeFranco's Limber 11:
While I'm against sport specialization in high school, we should be careful in drawing broad conclusions from this. NFL draftees have freakish levels of general athleticism that would afford them the ability to be good at many sports.
I welcome all these updates with "Open Arms".
As a strength and conditioning guy, I love the combine. Either your training worked, or it didn't. As a metric for future success as a football player, it has its flaws. A 2011 study found that the biggest predictor of success in the NFL was............collegiate success. That being said, I think the combine serves as a confirmation for what is on game film. An NFL player is the most "generally skilled" athlete. They have to call on a lot of skills often in a short amount of time. While Zeke and Bosa didn't make the record books, they performed well in a general sense.
Sneakers. Loved it as a kid. Still love it now.
Littering and...Littering and...Littering and...Littering and...
In n Out is the best balance of price and taste. 7 bucks for a double double animal style with animal style fries and a drink.
The skipping breakfast study is a bit flawed. It still comes down to total calories consumed. The new-ish (last 4 or 5 years) trend in diet is called intermittent fasting. There are several types of IF, but basically you limit your eating by time. The most well known for is 16/8 IF. You fast for 16 hours and eat in an 8 hour window, normally breaking their fast later in the day (noon or later). This type of diet isn't for everyone, but it does increase glucose sensitivity and is extremely helpful for type 2 diabetics.
Skipping breakfast ain't killing anyone.
John Glenn's response to Howard Metzenbaum's accusation that he'd never had a job.
"I've spent 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I lived through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on twelve different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my checkbook, it was my life that was on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.
I ask you to go with me, as I went the other day, to a Veterans Hospital and look those men, with their mangled bodies, in the eye and tell them they didn't hold a job. You go with me to any Gold Star mother and you look her in the eye and tell her that her son did not hold a job.
You go with me to the space program, and go as I have gone to the widows and orphans of Ed White and Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their Dad didn't hold a job.
You go with me on Memorial Day coming up and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags. You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell me that those people didn't have a job.
I'll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum, you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men - some men - who held a job. And they required a dedication to purpose and a love of country and a dedication to duty that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible.
I have held a job, Howard."
Don't argue. Just accept that the illuminati want Ohio State to win and Michigan to lose.
KMP, I normally would agree with you. Tigers can't change their spots, etc. But the 2010 Rose Bowl is a recent exception I can remember. The vest and TP came out slinging it which was something that was missing during the regular season. Not saying all the ills of pass protection/passing game will be fixed in 30 days, buy I'm not not saying it either.