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Training Program: Metabolic Mayhem

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

By Gregory "Graig" White
SJSports Physical Fitness Advisor

There comes a time in the life of every athlete where you have to put up or shut up, and I am reaching out to the athletes who are now facing that moment. I have been challenged and it is now time for me to put up or shut up. There is a coach in our area who believes (truly or otherwise) that the techniques me and some of my colleagues employ are not as effective as we are leading our athletes to believe. So I am reaching out to you, the athlete who wants to become the best basketball athlete you can be, I am putting together a training protocol that will take into consideration all of the skills needed to become an athlete that will not only compete for playing time on your team, but put you into a better position to compete for scholarship dollars.

This program is called “Metabolic Mayhem” it is a protocol designed to assist the athlete in getting faster, stronger and more explosive. This program will take all of the guest work out of your pre-season conditioning. This is geared on techniques I learned while working in the National Basketball Association, the United States Basketball league and countless other NCAA Conditioning coaches and athletes. Our work is geared to train the body’s energy systems to best meet the demands of the sport of basketball. Case in point, I had a coach tell me that running cross country was the best way for his team to get into shape, and I laughed at this guy, for two reasons. First, most coaches will tell you that you play like you practice, if that is the case then you “practice” jogging why do they get so mad when you do it in a game? This same coach tells me that jogging helps “get your wind up” and any coach who has ever had to get athletes ready to compete knows that this isn’t true. Basketball is not a game of endurance, it is a ballistic game, and explosive movements are demanded if you are to compete on any level.

If you are in the Southern New Jersey area I am so sure that you have competed against or even played on the same squad as one of my athletes, and if you have never trained with me this program will be a great introductory course on how we do it where ever we do it. This time we will be doing it at the Coliseum in Voorhees NJ off of Preston Ave. We will be getting together one day a week, Wednesday, and we will meet for 4 weeks, one hour a day and watch how we make this work.

I am reaching out to you to offer my services in the name of science, our protocols are designed to work, and they have been used on athletes who you have seen on television quite often. So if you want to be part of this revolution then the time to act is now pick up your phone and call 856-427-9666 ask for Rich and he will direct you on how to sign up and get involved. I am thanking all of the athletes who decide to take part this program in advance and just to let you know that you will not be sorry.

Photos by Art Redd

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