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  • Does lifting weights stunt your growth?
    One of the “BIGGEST” myths about weight training is that it stunts or inhibits growth. No studies have ever been shown proving any ill effects from lifting weights or that it leads to any type of inhibited growth issues. As with, all things the knowledge with which you approach the situation ultimately create the success level you achieve. Training is age based. In most instances, lifting weights and resistance based training have specfic limitations as follows: 7-9 yrs old: Movement patterns 10-12 yrs old: Increasing training stressors with resistance bands. We introduce basic technique and form lifting. these early stage are key using training plates with age restrictive bars. 13-15 yrs old: Cement foundation building blocks to create superior muscle fiber, sharpen central nervous system firing sequences, improve motor neuron recruitment and elevated rapid response timing. 16-18 yrs old: Competitive preparation programing allows the creation of a personalized strategy to capapult you to the next true level of collegiate competition and beyond. YOU WILL READY.
  • Does lifting weights make you stiff and slow?
    No, Weight training requires the body to produce more force. Simply put, generating more force equates to running faster, elevating agility levels, and jumping higher. “Stiffness” or flexibility concerns seem to be blamed on weight training but it is also, “FALSE". Just like every other skill set associated with sports, flexibility has be to taught and developed like all other techniques. Athleticism is based on coordinating efforts of force production, flawless reaction timing and flexibility. When the harmony of this performance trifecta is off cue, misaligned, and/or your performance may feel slowed down. Athletic success comes from a balanced training routine that requires development in all three areas. This will yield the highest level of results due to maintaining the proper balance of the performance trifecta.
  • Should I workout or train everyday?
    No, but an effective training program will require multiple training days per week. Each training day will have a specific routine in achieving a desired goal. There should recovery days written into any training program. As to alert the trainee, if the state of recovery will be active or passive.
  • Will track make me a better football player?
    No, the focus when competing and training for track is completely different from football. Are there crossover benefits from participating in track as a football player, YES - absolutely! Blinding speed is always impressive, especially in the 40 yard dash. Refining your running technique is a great way to ensure perfect running. Having a burst of speed or the ability to accelerate from half speed to top speed is also consider as an asset. Although, all of those crossovers traits benefit football, they won’t complete you as a football player. What about change of direction, deceleration, or hand-eye coordination. These are true cornerstones in building a skill set for any football player. They require seamless development along side football based speed training during off season prepartion. None of these very important factors are addressed in competing or training for track. FORGE performance has encompassed all aspects of track's acceleration and change of speeds into our football speed programing. While maintaining a true focus on the fundemental keys of football.
  • What is speed training?
    True speed training is the calibration of strength gains and force production, honed to be used as a tool for superior atheletic performances. (i.e. sprinting, vertical jump, expolsiveness, agility) Speed drills can only be functional when used in coorelation with weight training, its soul purpose is to allow the trainee to capitalize on gains in force production. Also known as ground contact, this is how the body applies force to the ground. With each foot strike when sprinting explosive power is rapidly applied to the ground. The reactive force propels the athelete forward. When jumping, power is generated and applied through the feet in a violent and expolsive manner, it causes the athelete to launch themselves air born. Once signifigant gains have been recorded in either sprinting or vertical jump, speed drills are then used to dial in the newly gained advantages to whatever skill set needed to excel in their chosen sport.
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