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If This is Summer B, It Must Be 'Strongman' Time

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by gatorjjh, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

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    If This is Summer B, It Must Be 'Strongman' Time
    Chris Harry UF Senior Writer

    The brutal summer weight room cycle of the UF basketball offseason (the start of it, at least) kicked in Friday.\\

    The Summer "B" semester started Monday, which means the strength and conditioning element of the offseason program officially went next level. Eventually, the weight-room work being done by coordinator Preston Greene and his crew will be unveiled with those eye-opening before-and-after photos in early October (always one of the more popular features of the season), but the uptick will be gradual.

    The loads, pace and expectations all increase this time of year. So do the "Strongman" stations that cap each week. In the case of the first Friday of Summer "B" — which began at 6:30 a.m. behind the basketball complex — the Gators had two stops: tire flips and farmer's walk. Each player had to flip a 400-pound tire 10 times up a sidewalk, then move on to the next station where they grabbed a 125-pound weight in each hand and lumbered 50 feet — then back.

    Added shooting guard Noah Locke, by way of Maryland: "From what everybody was saying, I was expecting it to be like the hardest thing in the world. So I'd been working out a lot back at home before I got here. it was good. it was hard, but I was able to get through it, so I was happy about that."

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    If This is Summer B, It Must Be 'Strongman' Time - Florida Gators
     
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  2. gatorbogey

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    Get in shape , build some muscle mass, for the grind of the season....
     
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  3. gatorjjh

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  4. gatorbogey

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    Is coach hitting them with the *Herb Brooks* drill ‘till you drop?! “Again!” <whistle>
     
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  5. themistocles

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    If Locke and Nembhard managed to get through even the First Friday, that says a lot about their perspicacity. Green's and others work has meant a lot to the teams through the year.

    There is, however, one danger of too much strength, sometimes it may somewhat hurt those with a delicate shooting touch.
     
  6. ArtVandelay

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    I predict we will lead the nation in perspicacity.
     
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  7. gatorbogey

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    Is that something akin to a clarity to one’s perspiration?
     
  8. swampgas44

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    I think it's more of a statement about the density of the writers ego.
     
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    And, of course, salubriousness.
     
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  11. ArtVandelay

    ArtVandelay GC Hall of Fame

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    Certainly Top 20 for that, but not sure we will lead the nation.
     
  12. gatorbogey

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    We were dead last, last season, in that category!
     
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  13. swampgas44

    swampgas44 Junior

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    If not last, at least be competitive in that area. Just like our football team. Oh, never mind :cool:
     
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  14. cincinnatigator

    cincinnatigator GC Hall of Fame

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    Too many big words for me.

     
  15. jmac83

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    Those before-after photos will seem pretty ridiculous if Gators in the 3 through 5 positions get physically manhandled again this season.
     
  16. gatorbogey

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    We should have enough big bodies this season to not have to play timid. Nobody should feel they have to play soft to avoid fouling out. And make the other team’s guy earn the bucket - that is, if you do foul, make a good one and make ‘em earn points from the charity stripe.
     
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