with Todd Norman, M.S. Kinesiology; founder The Cutting Edge - Athletic Performance Enhancement; Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA).
Todd Norman's workout for offensive lineman, done at least six weeks before training camp, will maximize their chances for success in the trenches. He begins with nine medicine ball drills to strengthen the core, enhance upper and lower body power, and develop first step quickness and striking speed. Various exercises include the single-handed pass, two step pass, chest pass, and power push. Next, Norman demonstrates 16 OL specific quick feet agility drills to work on coordination, balance, and reaction. Then, OL specific movement training is demonstrated utilizing weighted belts, along with the implementation of bungee cords for resisted and assisted blocking patterns. Various drills include those for pass protection, pulling, and run blocking. All of these drills replicate game-like situations. Next, Norman's unique Complex Conditioning series for offensive lineman is broken down and detailed. This involves four quarters of intense training, with 3 rounds of multiple exercises combined in each quarter involving quick feet drills, plyometrics, resisted/assisted blocking patterns, and even boxing drills for hand speed and upper body conditioning. Coach Norman concludes with program design and implementation. If done prior to training camp, your lineman will arrive with optimal conditioning, enhanced movement skills and body control, and mostly a heightened level of work ethic and mental toughness.
29 minutes. 2007.