Should You Change Your Football Offseason Workout Plan?
Most colleges and high schools can’t afford the caliber of strength coaches, nutritionists, and other related benefits that players at the big schools get.
We didn’t even have a strength coach in college.
Lack of Money = Lack of Quality Training?
The “summer programs” we were told to follow in college were cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all programs that didn’t “teach” speed, didn’t follow a periodization structure, and didn’t give us any real guidance on what to eat, or what not to.
I had a few friends that played football at bigger schools, and it was through them that I learned the value of the stuff that I wasn’t learning in my own football program.
It was through them that I learned about stuff like periodization, and the impact it had on me maximizing my size, strength, power, and speed gains in the off seasons.
With that said, here’s my analysis on the Gridiron Domination program, which is one of the more popular football-specific training programs on the market.
We gave the Gridiron Domination program 4.5 out of 5 stars and I’ll quickly explain why, starting with the things we like about it, followed by the things that we don’t.
What We Liked about Gridiron Domination:
- The amount of information you get (if you use it) can help small college and high school players get the same performance-based stuff that pro’s and big school players get.
- Helps you get faster by teaching you the proper mechanics of running.
- Gives you drills to help you develop the proper mechanics for running.
- The training regimen puts an emphasis on developing explosion, which is a trait all college and NFL scouts look for in the athletes recruit.
- They provide videos for all of the strength, speed, muscle-building, and agility drills that they teach, allowing you to get the most out of the program through using proper technique.
- Gives you a nutrition plan built for building mass in the off season, along with substitute foods, so you don’t have to eat the same crap all the time.
- Creators are well-known and respected in the training industry
- Convenient… Works and looks good from a smartphone
- Endorsed by some pro/NFL football players, which adds to the product’s credibility.
- Extremely detailed information on year-round strength and speed training
- There’s a bonus video that teaches you how to make your own speed and strength training materials out of things you can find for cheap or free in your area, which we thought was pretty cool.
- Neat, professional product layout.
- They provide a 60-day money back guarantee, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if you’re not satisfied.
What We Didn’t Like
- The “free gift” 4.28 40 Manual doesn’t match quality of the rest of the products in the package.
It actually should’ve been left out of the program. Especially considering that the Gridiron Domination product covers speed development in-depth as it is.
- Didn’t care for the name of the above-mentioned manual. It raised suspicion in our eyes, because it seems to insinuate that you’re going to be able to run a 4.28 in the 40 by reading and following its contents; which anyone that knows anything about training knows simply isn’t true.
- No combine drill-specific instruction or tips.
Technique is crucial when it comes to performing well in the combine drills. We really would’ve liked to have seen some information on technique in these drills.