We all like to think that we are the strongest when we are in our zone at our local gym. But, according to BleacherReport.com, college football players can put up more weight than “advanced” everyday gym go-ers.
Most college football players range from 18 to 22 or 23 years old. Some “advanced” gym go-ers can be as old as 40 or even older. This speaks volume for the programs that colleges have set up for their athletes to compete at an extremely high level.
Travis Frederick, now a member of the Dallas Cowboys, put up some incredible numbers in the weight room during his time at the University of Wisconsin.
When looking at the stats, it is very impressive, not only the weight that the athletes can put up, but the advantage they would have over a weight lifter. For instance, former University of Wisconsin player, Travis Frederick, shattered the school record by squatting 770 lbs. BleacherReport claims that, depending on your experience level, a daily gym go-er squats anywhere from 230 to 390 lbs.
Lets do the math. 770 minus 390. Frederick, who was still in college when he did this, could squat nearly 400 pounds more than your average person. Wow. Interestingly enough, Frederick is now a rookie in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys. Just image what he could do with an NFL training program.
The other two comparisons made were with Bench Press and Power Clean. For college players, tough guys like former Alabama Player Trent Richardson and former Georgia Tech player Julian Burnett were said to bench more than 450 lbs. Frederick also can put up 500-plus pounds. The average guy, again depending on experience, is said to be able to put up 175-290 lbs, an amazing 200 to 300 pounds less than the elite college athlete.
Power Cleans, a workout that not many average lifters have in their routine, gives the college athletes an 120-pound advantage. Football players put up, on the high-end, 400 lbs, where the average guy, again high-end, puts up 280 lbs.
What do you think? Is there something that the college football players are doing that we should add to our routines? Any ideas about what their secret is? Can you match those numbers?