I start you off with a few stats… I am a fullback, I’m 5’11" 238 at around 9% bodyfat… I am just wondering if your legs can get too big… I mean 3 months ago, I was timed in the 40 at 4.68 with, at best, mediocre form. Today I ran 2 40s, my first was 4.78 and my second was 4.74 with equally as poor form.
Could I enhance my speed by stretching my hip flexors? I’m getting tired of these damn hip flexors, stretch them before your verticle jump (which worked WONDERS 4 inches higher than I had ever jumped), stretch them before squats, and even before bench press? I’m just about to cut them babies out! haha…
Would it be beneficial to continue squatting? My leg strength is no doubt right up there with NFL players. In my evening workout tonight I just completed 5x10 with 405 on squats and I barely struggled on the last 2 reps of my final set. Or instead of squatting, should I cut back on the heavy weights and increase the reps to the 15-25 range or perhaps even start doing more single squats? My legs just feel so bulky that the full range of motion is being inhibited, or so it seems.
I would also greatly appreciate it if you could post a series of approximately 7-10 pictures of a perfectly performed power clean and snatch. My power clean is stuck at 335 for 5 reps. I am thinking that I am not using my traps as much as I could be.
Finally, I was wondering if you knew of any speed coaches in the Tampa area who are reasonably affordable. I know that 1-2 months with an experienced speed coach would trim at least 2 tenths off my forty time, as I am well aware of my poor form, especially the first 3-5 yards.
Thank you very much for any input!