So a little bit of background:
I’m currently entering my senior year of college and am an active member of the Varsity Sprint Football team at my University. Sprint Football, in a nutshell, is the same as NCAA football (full contact football) except members must weigh in at 172.0 lb or less twice per week if they are going to play the upcoming weekend. I recognize that this is the last organized football experience, and since I have been playing since I was seven, it really means a lot to me.
I’ve always been known to push myself in training, but I want this summer to be especially dedicated, as it is preparation for my last season. There is nothing more I could want than to bring the championship back for my senior year and go out on top. The teams I was on never finished above .500 until college, so this is my last, and best, shot.
This log will detail my training for the remainder of the summer. I am currently 5’11" and 175 lbs (I usually get up to 185 in the offseason but kept my weight down this year so I didn’t have to cut as much). I don’t want to lose any weight and am willing to go up to 180 even, but my focus is going to be more on increasing strength, explosiveness, and overall conditioning.
My goals moving forward are to come into camp and have the highest bench press (something I have previously achieved before a shoulder set back), lowest forty time, and lowest three cone drill time on the team. As far as personal benchmarks for the Summer go, I want to hit the following lifts:
Power Clean: 235
Bench Press: 250
Honestly, these are probably low goals, as I’ve hit higher in the past, but currently I am below them so it’s something to start with at least. Today I am sick so I am not training, but I will ideally be entering my training and nutrition in each day from here on out.