the strength coach at my university who is the strength coach for every sport but football game one of our players a program to get him ready for a pro day. can you guys tell me what you all think b/c i think this program is crazy.
5x20 leg curl
2 sets calves
5x5 + 225 rep out one set on bench
60 reps chin ups
4x8 shoulder press
3x10 bicep curl
3x10 tri ext
12/10/8/6/4 +15 reps bench
4x8 db row
4x8 side raises
What’s interesting about this is while it is clearly a terrible program it is not entirely random-- you can see what the strength coach is trying to do, at least sometimes.
For example, the training week leads off with 5x20 leg curls. My guess is that the coach’s rationale went something like this: 40 yd. speed is the most important part of the combine (true), the posterior chain is incredibly important to speed (true), leg curls are the best exercise for the posterior chain (wrong!), you need to do high reps because the sprint has a lot of steps (wrong!)…
So while this is a bad workout we can make ourselves better by analyzing exactly how it’s bad. The strength coach did us all a favor then. I just hope the athlete training for the pro day doesn’t follow it.