Strength Coaches in College Football
A longtime customer in Massachusetts sent me this Wall Street Journal article in the (postal) mail and I’ve been meaning to post it online. (Thanks, J.W.)
Among the highlights:
- a series of players have been hospitalized and died following workouts
- a culture of harsh and humiliating treatment
- muscle damage leading to kidney damage
- 33 NCAA players died while training between 2000-2016
- football conditioning is more lethal than any other sports conditioning
It’s such a tragedy when you know that non of this exercise overkill (no-pun) is even necessary in order to reach peak power output.
We’ve all seen the brainless, macho talk in public gyms, but it’s pretty shameful for college football conditioning programs with access to the best minds and research to still be using a Neanderthal training ethic.
Especially when it’s so bad it can kill some of the best athletes in the country!