Strength and Conditioning Training Recommendations
"Jamie has trained under our program for 5 years. He has also been a strength and conditioning assistant for us. His knowledge in kicking and punting specific exercises is a great benefit to any athlete looking to train as a kicker or punter."
-- Current WAC Head Strength Coach **Name withheld for NCAA Compliance
Strength and Conditioning Training
Many of you have asked about off-season programs to help improve your explosiveness through the football. The key to athletic improvement is to break down your muscles and give them time to heal. Rest is a another key component to any strength and conditioning program. We feel these are some of the best exercises around to develop kicking and punting. Kicking and punting depends on total coordination of your nerves and muscles working together. The best way to become efficient in this area is to actually kick and punt. These exercises along with kicking and punting will help you reach your potential.
When putting the list together we purposely have left out the core lifts of every high school and college lifting program (squats, hang, power shrug, and power cleans, etc). We assume most of you are already doing these exercises. We also feel that you should only lift your legs only twice a week so they can recover on the days in between. The last recommendation is to do your fast twitch movements before your lift. If you have any questions you can contact us.
Training, kicking, stretching, and conditioning are explained in detail in our 2011 Kohl's Kicking Manual. These same details are covered at our Kohl's Camps.