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March Athlete of the Month: Nick

Congratulations, Nick, for becoming Bringas Athletics’ March Athlete of the month! Here is his story:

My name is Nick Passanisi from the San Francisco Peninsula, in my past I played football and to this day I continue to stay active by playing basketball, lifting, and pick up games. Recently I was introduced to the correct form of olympic lifting, as what I had been doing previously needed improvement. About a year and a half ago I sustained a back injury. Continue reading March Athlete of the Month: Nick

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Get a Jump Start on your Goals

The benefits of plyometrics- jump training- will provide highly beneficial results to athletes of all kind. Whether you’re an Olympic jumper, or just an average gym goer looking for a system that’s proven to work, plyometrics is for you.

Why plyos?

Increased Power: Plyometrics were originally created for power sports such as jumping, sprinting, football, and volleyball just to name a few. These exercises focus on the fast muscle contractions that help increase the efficiency of the neuro muscular system. In other words, it allows someone to use their muscles more efficiently for optimal power output.

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Finding Success in the New Football

Written by: Nam (Nathan) Hoang

Football is a changing sport and it shows throughout all levels of the game from Pop Warner to the NFL. Finding success in a sport that is rapidly changing is not an easy task, but it can be done.

Old school football
Old school football

Coaching at all levels now include instructing players to play the game differently to adapt to changes the sport is going through due to the trickle-down effect of the NFL. As the NFL makes significant changes to how the game is played at the highest level, all levels of football must follow suit to instruct players differently to make sure what they are being taught will translate to NFL success. Simply, a player cannot be successful in the highest level of the sport if making the jump from college to the NFL means playing almost a completely different game. One of the most significant and controversial changes made is the NFL’s always changing guidelines for tackling. Players at all levels are now instructed to tackle a completely different way, which makes it extremely difficult for players who have been tackling a different way for many. A quick example would be that before recent years, defensive players were able to tackle the quarterback in almost any way they could, but now there is a “strike zone” where the players are allowed to make a legal hit. Rule changes will constantly change the game and they are out of the control of all players, but players can still excel under these circumstances by perfecting and refining what they can control

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