So heres the deal: Im 14 and i play basketball and football. If i dont hit a certain amount of weight i cant play football. i gotta hit 190-200 i weigh about 160 right now. However, if i dont condition for basketball season and practice i wont make varsity. I lift (compound workouts) 3-4x a week and condition 5x a day a week. If this is what i do…am i just going to see no progression? Almost similiar to as if i was doing nothing? Because if i condition i lose weight, but if i dont condition as often then i wont be fast and leave a last impression on my basketball coach. What should i do? And will i see any progress?
Heres my tip, when you do your conditioning, sprint only, if you aren’t already, because that’s all you need for football and basketball. When you do though, don’t do a lot of sprinting. when I say a lot, I mean not as far, but keep up repetetion. Then, when you would normaly be conditioning further, do lower body plyometrics. I suggest squat jumps, depth jumps, and lateral jumps to box. Then lift focusing on Back, Legs, and Pecs. You should do fine.
And by the Way, that’s complete bullshit that freshman can’t make varsity teams if they train hard enough, don’t listen to that guy at all.[/quote]
Freshman can make varsity, but it is a lot harder to do so in football.
And why do you need to be 190-200 lbs? What position are you trying to be? Recievers, corners, and safeties don’t to be as big, as long as they are fast. But if you are trying ot play line or LB, then you do need to gain weight. Or is your coach just being a jackass about weight?