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    I was wrong

    It turns out Pgh wasn't going overboard with lifting heavy free weights in the season - they are doing the exact opposite, and THAT is likely leading to all the injuries. It turns out that Pgh mostly uses machines for weight training, and THAT is the problem. Machines don't allow for the huge benefit of muscles stabilizing the chain and core, which is a huge benefit of free weights. That would explain why SF was so low in injuries, because they do lots of free weight work.

    Reality is, Pgh has only two power racks in their entire gym. Sources say they use more machines than any other team and free weights are virtually non-existent. My source says every single NFL team uses more free weight training than do the Steelers.

    So, I was right in that something in their training was likely to be adding to injuries, but it was the exact opposite of what I thought. It appears Pgh is pretty lax in what they require players to do in the weight room, and they are under the false belief that cutting out most all of free weights is safer. They are not benefiting from the stabilizing effect of free weight training, as all other clubs are.

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    this should be good.

    internet sources are the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti View Post
    this should be good.

    internet sources are the best!
    Ummm, just too bad the source is a living, breathing friend of mine. So, nice try. Swing and a miss, again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    Ummm, just too bad the source is a living, breathing friend of mine. So, nice try. Swing and a miss, again.
    just in case you haven't figured this out yet.......

    nobody believes a word you say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    It turns out Pgh wasn't going overboard with lifting heavy free weights in the season - they are doing the exact opposite, and THAT is likely leading to all the injuries. It turns out that Pgh mostly uses machines for weight training, and THAT is the problem. Machines don't allow for the huge benefit of muscles stabilizing the chain and core, which is a huge benefit of free weights. That would explain why SF was so low in injuries, because they do lots of free weight work.

    Reality is, Pgh has only two power racks in their entire gym. Sources say they use more machines than any other team and free weights are virtually non-existent. My source says every single NFL team uses more free weight training than do the Steelers.

    So, I was right in that something in their training was likely to be adding to injuries, but it was the exact opposite of what I thought. It appears Pgh is pretty lax in what they require players to do in the weight room, and they are under the false belief that cutting out most all of free weights is safer. They are not benefiting from the stabilizing effect of free weight training, as all other clubs are.
    You do realize that most of the training the players do to get ready for the season IS NOT at the Steelers facility. The vast majority of the players do that on their own with private trainers at their off season home locations. The work they do at the facility is usually in season exercises where they are just working to maintain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    You do realize that most of the training the players do to get ready for the season IS NOT at the Steelers facility. The vast majority of the players do that on their own with private trainers at their off season home locations. The work they do at the facility is usually in season exercises where they are just working to maintain.
    This is even far more true today, with the new CBA, which limits how much teams can work out players. That being said, this entire discussion was re: the workouts being done DURING the season, if you recall, which is 100% done IN THE STEELERs' facility. It appears that Pgh uses more machines than free weights, and I believe that is a mistake. That is my opinion and it's not one without some insight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    That is my opinion and it's not one without some insight.
    You don't get to decide that...

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    how does lifting free weights help in avoiding you ankle getting rolled up on?



    which of the injuries the players suffered could have been avoided by lifting better in your opinion

    spence? decastro?? ben? woodley? troy? harrison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ-STEELER View Post
    how does lifting free weights help in avoiding you ankle getting rolled up on?



    which of the injuries the players suffered could have been avoided by lifting better in your opinion

    spence? decastro?? ben? woodley? troy? harrison?
    Gotta train to keep your distance from Gilby.

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    So that’s why Woodley was plump as a chump, injury prone and basically useless last year. His exercise regimen consisted solely of slaving away on an old-school circa 1973 Universal Gym machine…

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