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about a month ago, i reported to college for football. ive been through camp, and now the season has started. I have been powerlifting for a few years, using mostly 3 reps. Maxes are 405 bench 620 squat, 545 DL, all raw. im 6’2 275-280lbs. have no clue about fat. but my question is, this strenght program seems like a joke, all we ever do is shoulders… the main lifts are incline, bench, clean, squat. but the reps are 15,12, 10,10… and we do about 11 exercises, using supersets, etc. my body is not used to this, and i was wondering if i will be able to get stronger on a workout like this if ive been doing PL workousts (about 4 exercises)… thanks, also we work out 4 days a week.

Probably not.

most “stregnth coaches” have next to no clue how to train effective athletes.

[quote]hockechamp14 wrote:
most “stregnth coaches” have next to no clue how to train effective athletes.[/quote]

MOST???

But guys that hang around on the internet and read web magazines do of course.

[quote]Chris Arp wrote:
hockechamp14 wrote:
most “stregnth coaches” have next to no clue how to train effective athletes.

MOST???[/quote]

yes, I’m counting the tons of guys who run random gyms or do the “sprint the athletes into the ground” training centers.

It is hard to find a good coach who will maximize athletic performance. If it was so easy I wouldn’t be training myself.

[quote]FE_FrEaK wrote:
about a month ago, i reported to college for football. ive been through camp, and now the season has started. I have been powerlifting for a few years, using mostly 3 reps. Maxes are 405 bench 620 squat, 545 DL, all raw. im 6’2 275-280lbs. have no clue about fat. but my question is, this strenght program seems like a joke, all we ever do is shoulders… the main lifts are incline, bench, clean, squat. but the reps are 15,12, 10,10… and we do about 11 exercises, using supersets, etc. my body is not used to this, and i was wondering if i will be able to get stronger on a workout like this if ive been doing PL workousts (about 4 exercises)… thanks, also we work out 4 days a week.[/quote]

This seems more like a maintenance type deal so as to not run your ass into the ground during the season. More of recovery type stuff with the higher reps. You’re not going to get stronger and probably won’t be able to maintain you’re offseason stength but you’ll be in better football shape. After the season I’ll bet it won’t take you long to get back to those numbers you listed above.

any tips or variations you would suggest?

Sunday
4 way neck 8,8,8
incline (63% 12) (65% 12) (68% 10) (70% 10)
work the rack DB Shoulder Press (10 to 70, 70 to 5) twice
lateral/rear raises SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8
Butterfly raises/ upright rows SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8
Shrug strip sets (3 plates to the bar and back, 8 reps) twice
tricep exercise/ tricep exer. SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8
tricep exercise/ tricep exer. SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8

Tuesday
Power cleans (63% 7) (65% 6) (68% 5) (70% 5)
hang clean complex (shrug, high pull, clean, squat) 5, 5, 5
high cable rows/ bent over rows SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8
leg press 8, 8, 8
Leg extension/leg curl SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8
calf raises 30, 30, 30
bicep exercise/ bicep exer. SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8
bicep exercise/ bicep exer. SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8

Wednesday
4 way neck 8, 8, 8
Bench press (63% 12) (65% 12) (68% 10) (70% 10)
close grip/ wide grip SUPERSET (5/5, 5/5, 5/5)
Front/rear raises SUPERSET (8/8, 8/8, 8/8)
Lateral raises work the rack (5 to 45, 45 to 5) 5 reps, twice
Heavy shrugs 8, 8, 8
tricep exercise/ tricep exer. SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8
tricep exercise/ tricep exer. SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8

Thursday
squats (63% 12)(65% 12)(68% 10)(70% 10)
db lunges/ lateral box jumps SUPERSET 8/5, 8/5, 8/5
leg extension/ leg curl SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8
calf raises 30, 30, 30
monster walk 30x30 yds., 3 times
latt pull downs/ 1 arm rows SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8
bicep exercise/ bicep exer. SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8
bicep exercise/ bicep exer. SUPERSET 8/8, 8/8, 8/8