Monday, September 17, 2007

Send Your Support for Kevin Everett

Training for football or combines aside, reality set in Sunday when Kevin Everett of the Buffalo Bills fractured his spinal column on the opening kickoff in the second half.

Everett went under 4 hours of surgery to repair his cervical spine.

Yesterday reports were that Everett had some ability to feel all of his limbs. Tests also showed voluntary movement in his legs, though it was being stated by the doctors that it is only a preliminary result and should be construed as neither a positive nor negative result.

On the positive side Everett's high fitness level as an NFL player is deemed an asset in his battle to recover from this severe injury according to the physicians.

I am asking all of you loyal subscribers to click this link to send a message to Kevin Everett and his family during this tough time. http://www.buffalobills.com/KevinEverett.jsp

**Adding Weight vs. Speed Development**

I was sent an interesting e-mail last week, about a 14 year old OL that weighed 320lbs. The father asked why his 40 yard dash times were sub par, and why he lacked speed and acceleration?

Well first off if you are trying to gain weight, make sure you are still training for speed and quickness.

Many athletes and coaches out there want their players to get bigger, but with increased weight comes some side effects. Athletes who put on alot of weight quickly risk losing their ability to move quickly. Remember that fat adds no value to your performance on the field as it will slow you down. Weight gain should be gradual, with proper training and nutrition playing a key role in ganing lean muscle mass.

**Combine Training Manual**
If you are training for a combine, or are looking to learn the tips and technique instruction on how to perform the combine tests, check out www.NFLCombineTraining.com

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