Yes all college football players lifts are legit, no lifts are inflated, for instance:
nice spotting here:
Now for the truth:
Avg. Squat for Nebraska linemen: 485
This is one of the most respected S and C programs there is, so are you telling me these recievers and DBs in the draft are outsquatting these studs, hell no.
One thing I will give you is that the linemen today are taller which hurts their squat and Im in no way saying they are not strong as hell, but there are not to many players today that could hit a USAPL depth standard squat of 550, very few. My opinion, I may be wrong.
For starters there are many ways to skin a cat especially in the realm of college strength programs. Okie State probably had a LEGIT strength coach during his time as a poke. I have little doubt there are frauds who lead a certain percentage of college gyms across the nation. You brought up Nebraska which happens to be my fav team.
Boyd Epley is a fraud in the sense that he was not the brainchild behind Husker Power when it was successful before circa 2000. After that he got lazy and basically let the players lift unsupervised. The video you watched with the 485lb average squat was made in 2002 a lot has changed in the strength game since then and I think there are SOME legit big squats that are hit in gyms.
That being said I saw a video of Michael Bush squatting the other day ahd it was pure shit same goes for the squat instruction video shown at Clemson’s website. IMO it boils down to who your strength coach is and what did he/she do to get their job.
I agree with you. I may not have gotten my point across that well. There are some legit big time squatters and a lot does depend on the coach, but just like Jim Wendler says there is a lot of inflation out there. I think it is sad that not just in football a true raw 500-600 pound squat gets no merit because of all the B.S.
Below parallel squats these days are as rare as $2 bills. Here is the deal, next year at the combine have three USAPL type judges to judge squats as an event and tell me if the numbers wouldn’t be lower than they are now, the same would be true for the bench, but on the other hand we would also get to see some huge lifts.