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Everything posted by 307husker

  1. A power clean is just an indication that the hips don't descend below the knees during the lift. Full clean (from the floor), hang cleans (high hang, low hang, pocket, etc), and box cleans, among others could all be done "power" or full (squat cleans isn't a term used outside of CrossFit). I wonder if these guys are squatting high bar or low bar in the back squat. If they have been using front squat for a couple of years and switch to a low bar back squat, the numbers they're lifting are going to go up by a very large amount regardless of whether they are actually stronger. I ac
  2. My guess is that he got it caught between the bar and the rack after a squat if he's grabbing outside of the hooks, which is likely for guys that size.. That would hurt. I've always been paranoid about that when re-racking weights.
  3. I'm guessing he got it caught between the bar and the rack during squats, which would suck. Can't really imagine how else this would happen.
  4. It's tacky. But... kids... This young man seems to have some personality and maybe just a bit of that ever important confidence. I sincerely hope that he can back it up.
  5. This has become the new norm. Nothing happens unless it's someone's fault and there will be accusations (and lawsuits).
  6. Damage and destruction are not clinical terms and have little value in differentiating between what would be expected with high intensity training and the medical condition of Rhabdomyolisis. Eccentric contraction, resistance exercise used to develop strength, and speed-strength training methods, are all associated with rhabdo. I don't think you can train an elite (hopefully) Division I football team without some risk of this situation. Reasonable caution should be exerrcised, and it sounds like it was. Football training isn't worth developing rhabdomyolysis, but, IMO, the nature of fo
  7. I sort of wonder if there was some degree of pressure from the new staff to make this decision. It opens up a valuable scholarship and we aren't in the luxurious position of being able to use them for (relatively) non productive members of the team.
  8. I don't understand your perspective fully. The only way to guarantee that rhabdo does not occur would be to avoid vigorous physical conditioning. There is no way for either the staff or the athletes to know where the line is between good hard work, and overwork... ALL physical training causes some degree of muscle fiber damage. It's simply a matter of how much is done and whether the body can respond productively to that damage. Rhabdo isn't really a binary diagnosis. There are highly variable levels of CK levels in the blood signifying muscle breakdown. At some point the numb
  9. ^^^^^^ Nailed it! Along with a bunch of individual factors for each athlete, some physical, some mental. The athletes themselves can't really know when they're over the line either. What feels like good hard conditioning one time can be enough to put you in the hospital the next. I am thankful for my weak mental fortitude. It has protected me from rhabdo my entire life...
  10. Those may be valid points, along with the psychological drive to "prove yourself" to a new staff and quite possibly take the sting out of a failed season from last year. I'm sure there were a lot of factors involved. It will certainly serve as a reminder to all involved that Rome wasn't/can't be build in a day.
  11. ScottyIce; Well, fill out the FAFSA, enroll, and then we'll get to work. My tuition plan is affordable for most, but the acceptance rate is pretty low (mostly due to laziness rather than selectivity).
  12. The main problem I see with this is that you have a very poor understanding of strength and conditioning.
  13. It could, or it could be problems with a couple of individuals. I'm sure that they're taking it very seriously. Being hooked up to IV's for a couple of days, or having your players hooked up to IV's isn't something that a person brushes off without due consideration.
  14. Performance athletics isn't always healthy and rhabdo is a tricky thing. Unfortunately, there isn't always a clear line between working hard and working too hard, especially in a group environment with highly competitive and "invincible" college age athletes. The pitchforks and feathers need to be put away IMO, Duval, Frost and Co. hopefully learn a bit from this and are better for it in the future.
  15. I like the fact that recovery, nutrition, and focus on the applicable energy systems for football will be stressed. Any idiot can make strength and conditioning "hard". Players puking in buckets is hardly the mark of excellence. I'd like to hear more about the aerobic/anaerobic training during different phases, types of lifts emphasized, strength vs. power strategies. It sounds like there has been a positive synergy between Frost and Duval and I'm happy Nebraska was able to bring a "system" to UNL rather than a bunch of individual parts which don't necessarily compleme
  16. Does the US Military have a good lawyer? Sounds like exactly what they do.
  17. 4 year scholar ships must be a new thing. I was under the impression that they were 1 year renewable deals.
  18. If it's an NCAA rule, then it would have to change for all sports. That would be huge. It would also reduce the total number of athletes that compete at the NCAA level.
  19. If this is an NCAA rule change, I want my additional year of eligibility. College was fun and I'd appreciate it much more now that I know what being an adult is really like.
  20. A college degree means very little in 2017 outside of a few degree fields. Engineering, computer science, etc... Criminal justice is not one of those highly valuable undergrad degrees.
  21. This is exactly correct IMO. A college degree is a dime a dozen. Most of them are fairly worthless (I have 2!). If he needs another year to improve his positioning for an NFL contract, I completely agree with the decision to come back. If it's for the criminal justice degree, he is receiving bad advice, but I highly doubt that this would be the case despite what the press release may say.
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