Brad Thompson

Brad Thompson graduated with degrees in English and Exercise and Sports Science. He played football for four years at the collegiate level, and has coached football, basketball, baseball, track and field and powerlifting. He designs strength and conditioning programs for both male and female athletes.

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Four-Stage Football Warm-Up

Warming up for a football game or practice differs in many ways from warm-ups for other sports. In order to compete at their best, football players ne...

Football Defensive Drills for All-Around Success

Regardless of their position, some skills are required by all defensive players. At its most basic level, team defense relies on pursuing the ball...

5 Drills Every Quarterback Should Know

Over the years, specialized quarterback training has developed young passers, helping them become more skilled than ever before at throwing the fo...

4 Pass Rush Progression Drills

What's the best way to win the passing game? Prevent the opposing quarterback from throwing the ball. As offenses begin to spread the field, pass...

Proper Pass Blocking Technique for Offensive Linemen

As the passing game becomes more complex, quarterbacks become more important to the game. Consequently, the people who protect the quarterback have ...

Introducing the Football Lineman's Challenge

With all of the attention on the 7-on-7 drill—a non-contact, all-passing exercise pitting football skill position players against one another—...

The 4 Phases of Football Off-Season Training

So you've decided to dedicate yourself to football year-round? No more jump shots, double plays or high jumps for you? OK, it's time to get seriou...

Drills to Improve Safe and Secure Tackling

Never before has there been so much concern about head injuries in football. Not coincidentally, the quality of tackling has also sharply declined i...

Build a Massive Bench and More With These Chest Exercises

Yes, the Bench Press is the top-dog chest exercise, but developing and sculpting the chest is more complicated than simply pressing weight off of ...

Become a Lockdown Cornerback With These Drills

Cornerback is one of the most vital positions in football. As the passing game continues to develop and wide receivers continue to get bigger and fa...

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