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New off-season weightlifting program for Pintos

New off-season weightlifting program for Pintos

January 31st, 2012 in News

California Pinto football players lift weights before school on a recent Friday morning before school at the CHS weightlifting annex.

Photo by April Arnett

California High School Head Football Coach Marty Albertson and Coach Geary Labuary recently revised the off-season weightlifting program for the California Pinto football players with hopes of building a stronger and healthier team.

"We felt like we needed to get back to building strength and bulk," Albertson said. "We're smaller than a lot of the teams we play. The boys are doing squats, power clings, military press and bench press, and we're also working on stretching and quickness skills to keep our speed up with our strength."

Albertson said the revised program is more linear, with repetitions and heavy weights. "With this program that Coach Labuary and I set up, you need a full day to recuperate; you lift, sit out a day, then lift again. It's basically the program Coach Labuary used back when he had the real strong teams; basically the old Nebraska program."

For more of this story check out the Feb. 1 issue of the California Democrat.