Re: Bulking Up For Football
I can't give you much advice but my son can...... he says conditioning..... You've got to work out as much as possible (3-4 times a week). Run the bleacher steps, weight lifting, sprints (40 yard) and short 15 to 20 yard , aerobics/cardio. Learn your position and all the plays, both defense and offense. If you feel you have the raw talent, go to some summer football camps. Your high school may run some or send their players to one. Most important is a healthy diet, no "partying", and plenty of sleep. It doesn't do any good to put on weight from junk food. That = fat.... you want muscle. Why I say this, is my son is entering college in two weeks. (Yep, football players start earlier. Their camps begin before classes begin.) Anyway, he had a very good high school football "career" as he calls it. He is into fitness and was the starting running back at his high school, both as a JV player and his junior and senior year. His new collegiate workouts make his high school workouts look like "gravy" he says. He got those handed to him as soon as he "signed" with his college of choice back in March. He says you have to work at playing not just want to play. You may want to talk to the coaches and get their prospective on what you need to do to help both you and the team. Get mom & dad involved too. Good luck and give it 100%.