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Free Weights Free Weights Free Weights

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by CaliforniaCheez, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. CaliforniaCheez

    CaliforniaCheez Cheesehead

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    http://www.packersnews.com/archives/new ... 6188.shtml

    The Packers got rid off weight machines that you might see in a fitness club and have gone to free weights(barbells and dumbells).

    I did not think the Packers were silly enough to have these machines around. Now you know why the weightroom guys were fired.

    The free weights force the lifter to use nearby muscle group to stabilize the weight while the primary muscle is exercising. It helps ensure that minor muscle groups are not overlooked and will reduce the pressures exerted on ligaments during gametime collisions.

    My Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, explains why this is a superior method of training in several of his books( I own only one).

    While there may be a minor injury early, especially amongst those who avoid doing their off season training at the team facilities, those who use this method are less likely to be injured during the season. I think it is a concept that should have been adapted long ago.

    This is the first positive I can put in the McCarthy column when evaluating him as a coach.
     
  2. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    FREE? sweet mercy i want some!
     
  3. Greg C.

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    Thanks for the insight, California. When I read the article, I had no idea why this was significant. But it makes sense.
     
  4. cheesey

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    DARN! Thought i would come here and get some FREE WEIGHTS!!!
    Looks like ZERO beat me too it!!!LOLOL!!! :lol:
     
  5. Toronto_Cheesehead

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    I'm shocked that any pro team would have machines in the first place. Even in high school our coaches tell us we're better off training free weight.
     
  6. gopackgo4

    gopackgo4 Cheesehead

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    Hey thanks I had no idea but thats good we dont need another injury plagued season
     
  7. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Ya know that makes me feel good cuz I was thinking we were doing something wrong the last few years in the conditioning area. I was wanting to pin it on that Pepper Burrus dude but I think he's the err was the team doctor?
     
  8. tromadz

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    I was so happy when i just read this! Free weights are so much better for football. I like that mccarthy is so involved.
     

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