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Hello to all: Because of his grades my son decided to go D3 vice JUCO. Several D1 schools showed interest until his grades became an issue. So he'll be off to college this summer and is ready to learn and play football (education is our primary goal). In the last 4 months my son has been under the guidance of a personal trainer and has accomplished the following. These figures/facts begin in December 2012 thru today.
His grades are now up to speed for a D1 school but has decided to play D3
Height: 6'7" - Plays offensive Tackle and has long arms.
Weight: Started at 340lbs, now he is 290lbs
Dead lift: Started at 150 lbs, now is 425lbs
Bench press: Started at 185lbs, now is 475lbs
Time in the 40: Started at 5.6 seconds, now it's 5.1
The list goes on so I don't want to bore you guys. My son has been in football weight training for 4 years and it seems like he is only now excelling. It makes me wonder just how good his football lifting coach was in high school. Sorry for taking so long but wanted to let everyone know.
Thanks for the update, Kram and best of luck to your son.
He did this in 4 months?
That's a ton of improvement. Either way, the physical gains are enough to be proud of.
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Congrats to your son, you sound like a very proud father, as you should b. Where is he going to play?
Yep. I'm a little jealous and wished I could have developed as quickly as he has at his age.
He was a big guy before but recently he's really gotten thicker in his upper body. He's went from a sold frame to a more defined V-shaped upper body. I'm really impressed by his dedication and his trainer is top notch.
Thanks guys for your positive responses.
I am going to tread lightly, here because he is your son.
First I wouldn't blame the other trainer. If your son can bench 475 and was only benching 185, it wasn't the trainers fault. Unless he specifically told him, don't go heavier. This new trainer must not take deads as serious as the bench, because 95% of the time a dead number is higher than a bench number.
Good luck to him, in whatever he decides though. It sounds like he did a lot of growing up Mentally the past 4 months.
Any way you can give me that trainers number? I'm stuck at 107 on the bench press.
Best of luck to him, ward work pays off!
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Sorry for taking so long to reply. I agree with a lot of what your saying, part of the problem is my son's and part of the problem was his football coach. I won't get into specifics about the HS coaching staff but the real problem was my son's immaturity. Because of what wasn't happening in the weight room at school we tried to get him to this same trainer he has now for 3 years. He basically swallowed what his football coaches were telling him and ignored me and my wife. He's really matured and now sees his mistakes. What makes me the proudest is my son's growing maturity.
That's how you get ants.
No offense, but are you trolling?
Without steroids, those changes in numbers aren't even possible.
Not only are these types of changes not possible, but they are other-worldly.
Your kid that could bench 185 is now benching 475? Within 6 weeks, if not 16 years?
Unless your son shows up as having genes from the Incredible Hulk, and can completely transform within a minute, I have more belief in everybody on this board benching more than 400 pounds.
You haven't seen Stoobie's arms....
Formidable they are.
are we supposed to believe that his bench went up 290 lbs in 4 months?
Congrats to your son for getting into school and I wish him the best, but I don't buy those numbers for a second.
There's no reason to call out Kram like this. Maybe you don't believe him but I do. Those numbers could be exactly correct or just approximately correct but either way a huge improvement like that certainly is possible given the story he told.
- That kid is young. High-schooler drifting thru his assignments? Not giving it his all?
- The kid is huge. 6-7, 340? Maybe a bit soft, not challenging himself?
- Lost 50 lbs? <--- Key telling point, right there. Don't overlook that.
- MATURITY! Kram made a special point about that and it tells me a lot.
Taken all together, I've got no problem with this report. Congratulations to this kid for stepping up and moving forward.
Now look, a kid his size only pushing up 150 is pathetic but it's probably more than my 6-3, 350 grandson could do in high school. Young teenagers can be very soft and have a head full of mush. Gaining some maturity can go a loooooog way in waking up these kids like that. So, yeah, I believe him.
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