There is an incredible amount of distraction in the youth and high school football world.
Some old school rules have still proven the test of time and others are highly out of date.
The game has changed since the last time I graduated from Glendale High School in 1993.
Here are some frequently asked questions below:
1. What is your schedule?
Monday: EPIC Strong: 6 to 7:15pm
Tuesday: Drake Field: 6 to 7:15 pm
Wednesday: EPIC Strong: 6 to 7:15pm
Thursday: Drake Field: 6 to 7:15 pm
Saturday: Chittick Field 9 to 11am
*Drake Field address is 951 Maine St. Long Beach, Ca. 90813
*Chittick 1900 Walnut Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806
*EPIC Strong Located at 1157 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA. 90813
2. Why don’t you guys lift that much? I barely see you guys pushing any weight.
Answer: In the 1980s, the game was more condensed and size was valued a lot more than being able to play in space like today’s game.
Lifting weights can come in an infinite amount of forms. Not just a bar that moves in a vertical plane. We choose to train differently. We use bands, battle ropes and medicine balls to get strong in every direction not just the vertical plane.
We are not here to please the on looking parents of how lifting is “supposed” to be done either. Our training is on the cutting edge and a lot of our methods are not found in magazines and the local 24-hour Fitness gym.
Training has evolved from just focusing on the bench, deadlift, and squat. Football players have to be athletes that can play in space now. They aren’t just moving linearly. The game is wide open and we must adjust our training accordingly.
Also, generally speaking, our Varsity athletes are already doing the traditional weight lifts at school (bench, squat, deadlift, clean).
It would be redundant to have them do the same lifts they just did a few hours before at their high schools.
We normally do traditional lifts with the incoming freshman more than we do with the Varsity.
We do more unconventional movements with them so we can complement their program that they have in school.
We choose to work with the high school coaching program and supplement their programs
3. Why is it so expensive to train with you guys?
Answer: It is worth it. A college education can cost any where from 100k to 250k. Even if you spend $10,000 over 5 years, your return on investment is still tenfold.
Beyond the money aspect, when an expert has over two decades of experience in any other profession, they have major respect. However, in the strength and conditioning world of football players, they get virtually none. It’s almost expected for a coach to sell and negotiate their training like a used car.
The good coaches cannot survive training for FREE and below market prices. If they do, gyms will close down and the coach will eventually go somewhere else or choose a different profession.
For this reason, we have started The Impact Long Beach Initiative to help support athletes in need. There is an application process.
4. What does your program look like?
Phase One: The Post Season- November 9th to Jan 11th
Unload the body to help repair from the season that just finished.
Introduce new movements at a light enough weight to keep from further breaking down the body such as:
We will also introduce the recruiting game to our athletes. L.A. is filled with so much clutter. Everyone is an expert out here and they’re all saying different things. We will:
Phase Two: The Off Season- January 11th to May 3rd
By this time, all of the great players from the great teams are in full go with their training. We expect our athletes that have been with us for 4 to 6 weeks to make their first initial jump in their performances.
It normally takes 28 to 42 days to make improvements in performance.
This phase will comprise of:
Phase Three: The Pre-Season May 3rd to July 26th
This is a preparation phase for us. Any new movements and training concepts introduced 6 months earlier should be second nature. We expect athletes to get in as many repetitions as possible when they are away from us.
June is also a time when athletes will attend college camps where they will be directly evaluated by coaches.
5. How much is it?
$600 for 12 weeks
$250 for 4 weeks.
$25 drop in
Can’t afford it?
Please call or text 562-483-3895 for more info or to get signed up.