Tuesday, September 30, 2008

40 Yard Dash Training Tip

If you are trying to lower your 40 yard dash time, you probably want to start focusing on your acceleration. The acceleration off the start is often the first area where athletes need practice. Having the proper acceleration angle along with the proper arm action will allow you to gain more speed earlier in the 40 yard dash.

One drill I like to use is the wall drill. Be sure to perform this exercise with the feet back and drive the knees to the chest. Maintain a 45 degree angle through your torso, hips and legs. Watch this video below of the drill performed at my training facility by Lorenzo Booker of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Adrian Peterson Workout Program

Yesterday I read the article on Adrian Peterson's workout routine in this month's Muscle & Fitness. AD's story is great one of growing up with no money, his brother dying when he was 9, his other brother dying hours before he ran his 4.40 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine, and his dad being in jail for 10 years. Talk about adversity.

If you have been through all of Adrian Peterson has been through, you must have a desire inside to be the best. Adrian does. He loves to train and want to be the best. According to the article, his strength coaches say he the one everyone else looks to. He is a leader. He leads by his work ethic. Lessons we all can learn from.

He talked in the story about training when he was young. Speed training by performing sprints with a tire dragging behind him, squatting with a pipe with a water jug attached to each end, running and doing lunges up and down the biggest hill he could find.

This shows you that if you want it bad enough you will find a way to make yourself the best.

I have a similar outlook with the athletes I train. I put everything I have into making them the best they can be. When I created the Combine Freak DVD I wanted it to be the best combine preparation DVD on the market. I wanted to provide you everything I know and hold nothing back.

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Train Hard!

Mike Gough

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Football Combine Training TRX Style

If you have not seen the TRX suspension training system then you are definitely losing out on a great piece of trianing equipment that is portable and worth every cent.

While you can train pretty much any part of the body, for football combine training I put the guys through the Sprinters Starts which aid in the explosion out of the start of the 40 yard dash. Also I perform several posterior chain exercises such as hamstring curls and scorpions. Finally it is a great tool to develop dynamic core strength.

Here is a video of my friend and collegaue Todd Durkin who is putting several others through
TRX All-Star Workout.

As you can see the TRX is a great device to add to your training program. Click here to go to the
TRX website to see the other exercises you can perform with the TRX Suspension System.

Train Hard!

Mike Gough

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Monday, September 08, 2008

Terrell Owens 40 Yard Dash Start

Hopefully you witnessed Terrell Owens TD catch yesterday against the Browns. I could not wait to see his celebration.

This time he pretended to warm up then get ready to run a 40 yard dash or 100m then got into the start stance. It was pretty funny, so funny it cost the cowboysa 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalty.

Owens is a freak who dominates his position and has toned down his off the field antics. Lets see what he does next week.

If you want to learn my 40 yard dash start technique, hop on over to www.combinefreak.com to see how I do it.

Train Hard!

Mike Gough

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Football Season Kickoff Tent Sale!

I was so excited last night to watch the kickoff of the 2008 NFL season. I am so pumped for Sundays that this weekend I am throwing a huge Football Season Kickoff Tent Sale!

You know I never offer specials on my training manuals and Speed Tools gear, but I want to share my excitement for the 08 season.

Take advantage of 20% off by using the code NFL08 in the coupon code box on the checkout page. This special will last through the end of Monday Night Football.

Here are the Products and links:

Speed Tools Training Gear (Ladders, Sleds, Speed Resistors, Speed Chutes and More)

Pro Combine Prep Manual

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All of these products are 20% off until the final whislte blows on Monday night. Be sure to take advantage of our Season Kickoff Tent Sale as we rarely offer this.

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Train Hard!

Coach Mike Gough

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Combine Freak makes the Buffalo Bills

On Saturday night I got a call from one of my clients who told me that his dream of playing in the NFL has come to fruition. Jon Corto had made the Buffalo Bills.

For those of you that don't know Jon, Jon is the Combine Freak who appears in my Combine Freak DVD (http://www.combinefreak.com/). Jon is a beast, freak, and most importantly a great human being.

It meant alot to me that he called Saturday to tell me that he would not be where he is today if it were not for the two months he spent with me in 2007.

His story below should be motivation to all athletes to live their dream and worktowards goals they set for themselves.
It was Christmas Eve 2006, and my wife was walking our two basset hounds, when she got home she told me she met this gentlemen walking his dog and that his son is a college football player from a small 1-AA school in the northeast. She said that he wanted to train when he was down for the holidays.

Later that day I get a call from this athlete, his name was Jon Corto and he came in on the 26th to workout with me. He said he was from a small school and played LB and by looking at his game film I felt he had the athletic ability to play at the NFL level. I put him through a tough and I mean tough, workout and was impressed with his athletic ability. I knew when I saw him that he could get a look at the next level. He just had that "it" factor.

He was willing to coninuing playing anywhere he could. He told me he would play Arena, CFL, or in the NFL if he could.

Jon decided to stay down in Florida for 8 weeks at his parents and dedicate himself to making the NFL or any other level of professional football. That was his dream. He was relentless in his commitment to learn and master the combine tests. He was like a student, taking notes on every detail I gave him. He mastered each test to the best of his ability. I had him peaking at the best he had ever been.

My next mission was to get him into a Pro Day, and with the help of his agent he attended the Syracuse Pro Day. There at the Carrier Dome, Jon put on a show that day. With his chiseled 6'1 210 lbs. frame Jon, jumped a 41.5" vertical, a 10'2" Broad Jump, Ran a 4.56 40 yard dash, had a 4.02 short shuttle and a blistering 6.50 sec. L-Cone. He blew it up.

Jon ended up making the Buffalo Bills practice roster last year then got cut and resigned after the season. This year his goal was to make the 53 man roster. He started camp as a safety but in a pre-season game in Toronto he was moved to linebacker where he had the coaches heads spinning. He has not looked back from there and Saturday his dream came true when he made his hometown team, the team he grew up dreaming of playing for.Not bad for a guy who told me that he just wanted to see what he could do and that he would play anywhere. Not bad for a guy that grew up in Buffalo and dreamed of one day playing for the Bills. Jon is the "Combine Freak"

If you want to see Jon in action, you need to get the Combine Freak DVD. You will not be dissapointed. You will also be able to see Jon and many other of my clients testing in front of the NFL Scouts.

If you have a dream like Jon did, work as hard as possible to reach it! And let the Combine Freak help you get there.

Train Hard!

Coach Mike Gough