September 3, 2009

A new Nigel: Leaner equals meaner

Florida State strength and speed coach Todd Stroud figured it would be a tough sell.

How do you tell a barrel-chested football player he is too strong?

How do you explain to that player that instead of maxing out on the bench press, he'd be better off trying to lift less weight? And that he really needs to finish up each workout with a battery of yoga-like exercises - twisting his body into positions more suited for a ballet class than a football field?

Well, let's be honest. When that athlete is Nigel Bradham, you probably ask instead of tell.

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