RDL vs Stiff Leg Deadlift

I teach HS weight training & often use the RDL in workouts. Our football strength coach, who works with many of the same kids after school, has them doing straight-legged deadlifts. He follows a more traditional bodybuilding type program (chest & back, shoulders, legs, bis & tris), so we tend to work against each other. A few weeks ago we had a “discussion” about the RDL vs. straight-legged deadlift, among other things...

By |2015-04-09T16:09:48-06:00April 9th, 2015|Lifting Weights, Talk to Me Johnnie|3 Comments

CrossFit Football for CrossFit

John...Let me first say, I love the site and the seminar. I was at your CFFB seminar last year and learned for than I could process. I was really excited about the program and have had great results with our high school athletes and people training for the CrossFit Games. My only issue is implementing it on a mass scale with our general population. I find two lifts and a short metcon take more time than most of our general population CrossFitters have. I should have asked you while I was at the cert but didn’t dawn on me till I got home. How would you structure the program in a general CrossFit setting?...

By |2013-02-02T01:19:19-06:00January 18th, 2012|CrossFit Football, Talk to Me Johnnie|23 Comments

Iowa Football & Rhabdo

Hey John, Did you hear about the recent case of rhabdomyolysis at the University of Iowa? I was curious as one of the players said he had to "squat 240lbs for 100 reps and it was timed." 13 players were affected and I was just hoping that with your experience you might be able to shed some light on why this type of training is beneficial for D1 football players at this point in the off-season...

By |2013-02-04T18:07:46-06:00January 27th, 2011|Football, Lifting Weights, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|28 Comments