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Weight Training Ideas For Football Players

Aug 18, 2007
Football has become one of America's favorite games because of the long passes, tough runs, and big hits. If you are a football player you already know how much it takes to be good at this sport but what do you do to get better?

If you are looking to get better at football hitting the weight room is a good idea. This article will give you some weight training for football exercises that will get you better at football.

Football is probably the most popular sport in America today because Americans enjoy big hits and long passes. What does a football player need to work on though? It is a hard thing to say because every single position needs to work on something different. Below are just a couple of the positions in football and some weight training for football exercises that each should do:


One thing that the quarterback does not necessarily have to be is big. If you are a quarterback you really do not have to go and hit the weight room and try to put on a ton of muscle but I would recommend you do.

Quarterbacks mainly have to worry about their arm strength, working on biceps, triceps, and shoulders mainly, and their quickness. A quick quarterback is able to scramble out of the pocket and get better reads without being hit.

Offensive/Defensive Line

Although offensive and defensive line are really two way different things they do require very similar things. Offensive and defensive linemen need to be big and strong to be able to hold their own against the opposition. The bigger and stronger the line the more they will be able to accomplish. Offensive linemen do not really have to be quick other then they need to be quick off the line. Defensive linemen have to be quick so that they are able to get to the quarterback, running back, etc. quickly.

So all linemen need to hit heavy on the weight room working mainly on their upper body strength and work some on their quickness.

Wide Receiver

Wide receivers need to be small and quick. A wide receiver has to be quick enough to get off the line and down the field as quickly as possible so that the quarterback can hit them before the linemen hit him. Jumping also helps wide receivers so that they are able to catch a more wide variety of passes.

If your a wide receiver you should work on building up your legs to be able to jump, work on quickness and speed drills to get fast, and do not worry to much about hitting up the weight room.

Those are just three of the many positions of football but you can see how almost every position requires something different out of the weight room.

Depending on the position you play you will have a different weight training for football exercise that you should do to improve your football game.
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