UGA notes: uptempo workouts/conditioning

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    Scouting the enemy; some good stuff on UGA's new conditioning program and other stuff:


    http://ugasports.blog.ajc.com/2014/...training-tempo-in-response-to-hurry-up-trend/


    1. Georgia hasn’t gone into great detail about it just yet, but the Bulldogs pretty much retooled their strength and conditioning workout routine this summer. Coach Mark Richt said part of it was to address the avalanche of injuries the team encountered last season and part of it was to adjust to the increasingly fast pace at which college football is being played.

    Richt said the Bulldogs reviewed video of the fastest-paced offenses they played last season and logged how long it took for the the actual plays to be executed and how much time elapsed before the next play. They wanted to determine how long players exert maximum physical output versus how long they had to recover between plays.

    As one might guess, there wasn’t much recovery time against the highest-tempo teams (ie: Auburn, Clemson, Missouri).

    “Not many plays go to past eight seconds of exertion; most are about five or six seconds,” Richt said. “The teams that are going to fastest and snapping that ball within 20 to 25 seconds. So we wanted to make sure a lot of our training was that way.”

    Richt said the recovery times used to be in the 30- to 40-second range. So the Bulldogs are having the players sprint hard and lift hard in 8- to 10-second spurts repetitively and are giving them 20 seconds or less to recover.

    “We’re giving them probably a shorter recovery time in training so we’re able to handle the fastest of the teams that go,” Richt said.
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    Remember when a lot of fans said last year injuries were simply bad luck and not about S & C?

    I still stand by my notion that a good S & C program definitely helps reduce the risk of injuries
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    WTF? We almost beat them last year, and SHOULD have beaten them the year before except for bad luck.

    They are not two steps ahead of us. This year we will kick the pups butt. Count on it!
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    Yeah...we almost beat them 3 years running now.
    And hey, after we almost beat them again this year,
    you'll have even more bad luck stories to tell us.
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    If and but were candy and nuts....
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    I'd really like to see some team design their team around going for it on 4th down the majority of the time. Maybe that's next.
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    I live in Athens and most Dawg fans think their strength and conditioning program is subpar. They are definitely not ahead of us in this regard.
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    Our S&C program didn't cause the injuries last year...
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    They lost the opener last year to CU in part because they got caught up in trying to play fast pace football (Clemson's strength last year). They played smarter the next week vs. SC and wore them down with a good 4th quarter power drive.
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    Like most "risky" things (spread option, wildcat), it will start at the bottom and slowly filter up.

    The A-11 probably would have done the same were it not made illegal in college.
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    Lest we get forget the more the defense is on the field, the more they get wore down..we just need to score faster than they do. Plus don't forget we have a bowling ball named Adam lane to wear the backers down if need be.
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    Oh good God. You never stop do you? Our d has been one of the best in the nation over the past few years. Injuries killed us last year and piss poor offense. Not conditioning.

    Maybe look at it they other way around,,, it has taken the dawgs this long to figure it out.
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    But...but... if they had trained differently maybe Driskel's leg wouldn't have broken or his appendix wouldn't have ruptured, or maybe if we ran faster wind sprints Matt jones wouldn't have lost over 20 lbs to a viral infection because we all know wind sprints are how you combat viral Infections.

    And champs S&C program must have back dated it's responsibility for injuries back to the meyer era just so not to leave Debose out of the mix. I mean C'mon man it Soooooo obvious ain't it? :)
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    Obob, at the risk of sounding lost, what is the a-11?
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    All this shit, the Gps training, and fast paced, super explosive 8 seconds burst and high tech gadgets, yada yada yada, didn't work for Ivan Drago and it won't work for them.

    Can someone even tell me the difference between our S&C program and usc, uga, bama, fsu or anybody. Last time I checked we did Olympic style lifting, which for those who know, is the same lifting we do throughout high school, bench press, clean & jerk, squats, deadlift, military press, curls, dips, etc. Probably conditioning runs like the stadium steps, gassers, wind sprints, bear craws, heart stretchers, etc. These are all common in every high school and college.
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    Funny, but it was our defense that let us down more than our offense
    in Georgia's final winning drive when the game was on the line in 2013.
    And the injuries explain last year, but they don't explain 3 years running.
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    An offense based on kick formation loopholes that was popular in high school a few years back.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-11_offense
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    Offense originated in High School to help a small school (Piedmont High School a few miles from where I live in Oakland), light on the big uglies, to compete with other schools. Really spreads the field. Kinda like Emory and Henry. Originally used some kick formation loopholes to not have to have five designated linemen, but that loophole has been closed and they now have to have five designated OL, but they still spread them.

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