OT: Weak in WIsconsin
Some say you shouldn't post while drunk. I disagree!
Same with that OSU lineman who only put up 19 reps.
Lol, i thought their OLs are all that tough....
Heh, they don't teach toughness at Wisconsin like some schools...
Is that Zibikowski from ND? B/C I heard he is a boxer...
We definitely have/had (Barwis) some elite strength and conditioning staff to get our guys in shape. Even when the on field product wasnt desirable, as it was under RichRod, we know that the S/C coaches were doing their jobs
Our guys entered the combined so prepared. And then you have these aforementioned guys who appear to have done very little!
The Pure Ohio vs. Pure Michigan has a lot of merit.
Lot of tru
That video is hysterical. I personally liked the Wisconsin part more than the Ohio, but that's just me
With the kid in the Michigan shirt flipping Ohio off was classic
I think it's absolute gold that the Michigan video first aims its shots at Wisconsin, but inevitably turns on Ohio because they are way suckier. Personally, I like Wisconsin! They're ok over here, mostly.
Just for shits and giggles. I'm a Michigan fan and approve this satire.
favorite player at U of M, then Oakland, and now with Green Bay where is career was saved by his play there. But I was shocked he didnt get suspended or even fined for the gut punch in this game. Well at least I never heard of a fine.
I can't believe these are the same beasts who rolled us in the 2nd half of the 2010 game...
Dont ever mention that game again. How many consecutive times did they run on us?
on the field. A better measure of strength is dead lift, incline press and squat. Look at Dominic Riaola, he put up 29 in bench press and most considered him weak. Nick Mangold put up 24 and is considered to be the best C in the league.
This has an endurance factor to it. It is possible that he would have been much better against others in a max lift measurement.
I would guess lower body strength is much, much more important for offensive lineman anyway.
How often do you bench press on a football field? Didn't the one and only Barwis say this?
I wish I could upvote this..
I will go ahead & let my mild Badger enthusiasm shine here ...
I have no idea why these boys didn't show their grit on the bench. But I liked watching them on the football field. I trust the Badger O-Line after watching them this year ... I cannot explain this weak showing at the combine. /shrug
The thing is, all these guys usually train at weights far above the 225 lbs. they bench press at the combine. So if it was all about just strength, then the Ohio and Wisconsin guys would have been able to hit the 30s and 40s just like Molk and Martin. But when you start to lift any kind of weight, you begin to build up lactic acid in your muscles. As you keep lifting, more builds up and it starts to burn. If the amount of weight you are lifting is way below your max, then chances are you are going to stop lifting due to the lactic acid pain way before your muscles reach failure. So, the reason Molk and Martin were able to reach 41 and 35 reps was probably because they had the mental toughness to keep going despite excruciating muscle pain, and the reason the players from Ohio quit at <20 reps is because their butts hurt. Of course, Barwis might also have had something to do with it.
Also, why am I not surprised that a guy like Molk, who overcame multple knee injuries and even played the Sugar Bowl with an injured foot, was able to post 41 reps in what basically looks like a pain-threshold contest?
I'm not so sure about the training "at weights far above the 225 lbs." I'm no expert in this, but in my experience weight training is about reps, not just lifting some real heavy weight a few times.
I live in wisconsin
screw the badgers
I made a comment on the Martin 50 rep thread also. In summary there is a lot of variables. The basic issue is work equals force times distance. A six foot man with long arms may have to exert twice as much work to do the same rep as a five foot five man with shorter arms. On paper the short guy might be stronger. But when they line up on the football field there will be little doubt what happens if the short guy is trying to get around someone like a Mike Adams that everyone is now calling weak.
Football is also a game measured in five second bursts of power. Some folks make a point that perhaps the extra reps are due to the ability to ignore pain. That may be a positve measurable. However, I would be a lot more interested in how many reps someone could do of the following technique. You determine your 1 rep limit and go slightly below. Lift it, rest ten seconds, do it again. Keep going until you cannot.
I think the press is useful for some things. But as we well know lots of guys with big numbers do not equate to success. Football is ultimately a game of force impulse or power. It is not how strong you are, but how quickly you can leverage your strength. Suh is considered a once in a decade talent not because he is strong but because he is powerful. The two are different.