21 Feb Byrd: Big Changes and Some Lifting
Big changes in life, job, and location! I decided to take on a big task, and one that will take some time. Building a high school football program is a difficult task, but rebuilding one that has been on a backwards slide for several years will be even more difficult. I recently accepted the position of a special needs teacher and head football coach at White Oak High School, in Jacksonville NC. It is my former high school, and at one point an established football program. Training is still going on, but a lot more solo work and making things fit around my new schedule.
This last week my primary job was working the hallways and players to get them out for after school training. There had previously been no after school lifting by the previous head coach, and they were down to 24 players on the varsity football team. So far at the end of week one we have had 42 different players attend after school training and as many as 30 on a single day. We are taking the steps in the right direction, but still have a long way to go. I am currently working up a series of articles for as we progress as a program. I am applying 10/20 principles to how we train and the system that we are using.
Now for my actual training!
I did manage to get 2 decent training days this week, which was difficult. I do feel like as we get things established I will be able to train 3-4 days a week consistently.
Floor press up to a top triple at 7 rpe
5×8 light incline dumbbell press
3×20 skull crushers
3×25 band push downs
5×5 front squat
3×8 dumbbell deadlift
3×10 hamstring curls
3×8 Bulgarian squat
Overall it was a successful week of teaching, coaching, and some decent lifting!