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High School Football Workouts to Increase Strength, Speed and Explosiveness at the Same Time

Football training for high school needs to be centered around workouts that address strength, speed and explosiveness at the same time. The outdated model of working on strength for 4 weeks, then speed, then peaking is a waste of time. It may work for the rank beginner, but after a few months, you’re spinning your wheels. Any kind of weight training workouts for high school football players must address all these elements concurrently!

Football is a game of speed, power, and strength. Your football training should address this. High school players especially have to continually build their max strength. Simply doing more reps won’t cut it. Nor does increasing strength in your 6, 8 or 10 rep sets! It all comes down to max strength.

All workouts should be structured like this:

Start fast, then go heavy, then do some reps…rotate exercises and include very football specific movements. The key is in knowing how to rotate and which exercises to pick.

When you rotate exercises, start fast, go heavy, then do reps, you are building strength year-round while also getting faster and more explosvie. Why would anyone want to waste all that time? Waste 4 weeks and your opponets have a 4 week head start on you!

While the average gym rat can get away with wasted movements, exercises that don’t do a damn thing and literally weeks wasted training on do-nothing movements, we football players can not. Our off season is short and there is no time to waste. So, while your non-football buddy can go F-around with Rear Facing Reverse Hammer Cable Kettle Curls, we have to get down to the business of getting faster and stronger. If he wastes time? No big deal. If WE do? The competition now has an advantage.

High School Football Workout – Upper Body


Jump Rope – 3 x 30

Kneeling Chest Pass-Throw – 5 throws

1-Board Bench – 45 x 3, 95 x 3, 135 x 3, 160 x 3, 185 x 3, 200 x 3, 225 x 3, 185 x 8 (back-off set for extra volume to help gain weight)

DB Incline – 4 x 6

Low Cable Row – 4 x 8


Shrugs – 3 x 8

DB Front & Lateral Raises – 3 x max reps (super set with Shrugs)

Thats one front raise, then one lateral raise.

Medicine Ball Chops – 2 x 12, each side


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