Fumble Pro used by Carson Wentz on Gruden's QB Camp

Fumble Pro used by Carson Wentz on Gruden’s QB Camp

Last year at the Texas High School Coaches Association, I had the pleasure of meeting someone who works for the Fire Football Coaches Association (FFCA). The FFCA is a company that Super Bowl XXXVII Winning, Jon Gruden started after getting […]

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Fumble Pro featured in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Coaches pull strings to emphasize ball control ­ 1999 Air Force Academy graduate, Jermal Singelton, doesn’t want to give the Fumble Pro credit for its effectiveness because a Naval Academy invented it. In this article written by Tom Murphy from […]

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Easy Way to Get a Free FumblePro T-shirt

All you have to do is submit a video (10 seconds or longer) of your team using the Fumble Pro or Fumble Pro Lite in a drill and we will send you a free “Hold On To Your Balls” t-shirt. […]

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Fumble Pro Lessens the Chances of Fumbling

Invention lessens chances of fumbling The Fumble Pro was recently featured in an article written by Cory Mull, CMull@News-Press.com, on News-Press.com. In the article he talked about the origins of the Fumble Pro as well as its proven potential to teach […]

What is Fumble Pro?

The FUMBLE PRO is a training tool designed to improve ball security by teaching players to hold the ball in the most secure manner possible to reduce or eliminate fumbles. By using the FUMBLE PRO in drills, you can simulate […]

 

Tips for Buying Running Shoes

Tips for Buying Running Shoes

Here’s what you have to look for in the right pair of running shoes you are going to buy:

Heel

The shoes should fit snugly in your heels. To know that the shoes will fit snugly into your heels, wear it first without lacing up and see if you can slide your feet out. There might be some heel movement but it will not be a problem once you are going to run. You have to make sure that the shoes will feet comfortably in your heels because any uncomfortable feeling will be amplified once you start running with it.

Instep

The shoe should fit snugly and feel secure in your instep. You need figure out if the shoe you are testing feels tight. If the shoe feels tight for you, try using a different method of lacing it up to remove its tightness before you consider testing another shoe.

Width

A good running shoe will allow you to move your foot side-to-side without having to cross over the edge of the inside sole of the shoe. Try another shoe, if the one you’re testing on makes you feel that your little toe is already sitting on the edge of the shoe or if you feel uncomfortable with your toes while wearing the shoe.

Length

You have to make sure that the shoe will have enough space at the end of the shoe to avoid feet swell. Foot swelling usually happens when you are wearing a very tight shoe especially if you went for a long run. A good running shoe will give you enough space to wiggle your toes up and down.

Flex

You should also test the flexibility of a running shoe. To do this, just hold the heel and press its tip into the floor. A good running shoe should bend easily and crease accordingly to your foot flexes. Running shoes that doesn’t have an aligned flex point may result to plantar fasciitis or arch pain. Also, a running shoe without enough flexibility can result to an Achilles-tendon or calf strain.

Feel

Last, but not the least, is to identify the feel of a running shoe. You need to figure out if the shoe is capable of matching with the contours and movements of your feet. To do this, you need to test it out by doing a quick jog. You will only know what you feel about the shoes once you try it out.

Increase Your Body Mass Index

Increase Your Body Mass Index

Body mass index will help you figure out if your weight is good for your height. If your BMI is too low, you might be exposed to some health problems. You have to increase your BMI and make it fall within its normal parameters if you want to look and feel better. If you have the appropriate weight for your height, it can only mean that you are physically fit.

If you are having trouble in gaining weight to increase your BMI even though you’ve already made changes to your diet, it’s best if you talk to your doctor so that you can find another good way of increasing your body mass index.

How to Find Out Your BMI

You can figure out your BMI by calculating it with the use of an online calculator. Your body mass index is found with the use of the equation below:

BMI = weight in pounds / (height in inches x height in inches) x 703

Before you start your fitness training program, you need to measure first your starting BMI so you can know how much weight you are going to need to make your BMI will fall within the normal parameters.

If you have a low BMI of 18.5 or lower and underweight, you might be prone to some health issues and may take longer for you to achieve your ideal BMI. Low body mass index can also increase your risk of having respiratory and digestive problems, osteoporosis and cancer.

Adding Calories to Increase Your BMI

The best way to increase your weight and in turn, your BMI, is to increase your calorie intake. Eating foods that are rich in calories will help you gain weight. This is even more necessary for those people who are underweight. Men will need 2250-3500 calories per day while, women will need 1850-2900 calories a day so that they can increase their BMI. People who are underweight will require more calories than the normal amount per day. Just monitor your calorie intake and your current weight so that you can adjust the amount of calories you consume a day that are needed to increase your body mass index.

Eat Healthy Foods to Increase Your BMI

You may be able to get a lot of calories from any food but eating healthy foods is still your best option for increasing your body mass index. Foods rich in nutrients and calories at the same time include granola, brown rice, bananas, avocados, sweet potatoes, yogurt, milk, dried apricots, fatty fish, tofu, lean red meat, nuts, seeds beans and raisin bran cereals.

You can also boost your calorie intake aside from eating foods with cheese, nonfat dried milk, and oil. You can add the dry milk powder on your soup or hot cereal. You can cook your meat and vegetables with the use of oil. Lastly, you can add cheese to your sandwiches, breads, potatoes and salads.

Fumble Pro used by Carson Wentz on Gruden’s QB Camp

Fumble Pro used by Carson Wentz on Gruden's QB Camp

Last year at the Texas High School Coaches Association, I had the pleasure of meeting someone who works for the Fire Football Coaches Association (FFCA). The FFCA is a company that Super Bowl XXXVII Winning, Jon Gruden started after getting fired from Tampa Bay. It started out as a place fired football coaches could go and stay sharp by studying football. It has grown into a company dedicated to giving back to the game, with a specific emphasis on high school athletic programs.

Jon Gruden and Jimmy Smith from Fumble Pro

Super Bowl XXXVII Winning Coach Jon Gruden and Jimmy Smith from Fumble Pro

Well it turns out the person I met thought Gruden might want to use the Fumble Pro and the Fumble Pro Lite on his TV show Gruden’s QB Camp. So several months later I had the even greater pleasure of visiting Tampa and meeting Jon Gruden himself.

The first thing you notice when you walk into his office is the Chucky doll wearing a headset in the reception area. I guess he really does like the nickname! Then after a few minutes I was led back to meet Jon in person. As we got to a darkened room I saw Jon huddled over game film dissecting plays in a state of total concentration. After a minute or so he noticed we were there and he gave me a genuinely warm welcome. Well before I could say more than a sentence he literally turned to the white board and started diagramming a drill he wanted to run on his show (probably called Spider 2 Y Banana drill!) It was surreal. Here I am in a film room with Jon Gruden drawing plays on a white board and I have only know him less than 60 seconds!

It was finally time to show him the Fumble Pro, and I am very happy to say he loved it! He started thinking of ways to use the Fumble Pro right away! We decided that I would make some Fumble Pro Lites with the FFCA logo on them so he could use them on his TV show Gruden’s QB Camp. We even talked about something he could strike the QBs with that wouldn’t hurt them and we came up with pool noodles. Well, I am sure you have seen the clips of him chasing Wentz around with pool noodles, so I guess he liked the idea!

After that he was back to work and I was off to the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic in Orlando, but not before he gave me my very own Spider 2 Y Banana shirt.

Oh, and one last thing, he did use the Fumble Pro Lite on his TV show Gruden’s QB Camp with Carson Wentz! Carson Wentz is the number 2 overall NFL Draft pick! He wants Wentz to become a two-handed monster like Carson Palmer, and the Fumble Pro Lite is just the tool to make that happen!

Stretching Safely and Effectively

Stretching Safely and Effectively

Stretching is an important part of any exercise or workout. It should be performed before you begin any kind of exercise or workout as a safety measure for your body. It allows you to strengthen your muscles and prepare them before you do any exercises. It can also help in reducing the risk of injury. Each part of the body has their own proper stretching exercises you can perform. You can stretch your back, neck, arms, legs and even the whole part your body. Some good examples of stretching exercises include foam-rolling, and dynamic and static stretching. These are perfect as a warm up procedure before you begin your workouts or as a cool-down procedure after you finished working out.

Be sure to follow the reminders below when you are stretching:

  • Only stretch your muscles when you feel like you are already warm. If you haven’t done any exercise yet, warm up your muscles first by walking or running for at least 5 minutes.
  • Don’t rush or skip your stretching routine. It’s an important part of your exercise and workouts and you can’t afford to miss it.
  • Just stretch your muscles gently, slowly, and smoothly. Make sure that you stretch your muscles up to the point that you feel a slight tension and then hold unto to that stretch position for at least 15 seconds. Also, never bounce while you are stretching if you don’t want to cause damage to your muscles.
  • You should breathe normally as you stretch your muscles. Holding your breath will only tighten up your muscles which will be harder for you to stretch.
  • Be sure that you get to stretch every major muscle group of your muscle using the full range of motion and then repeat the same procedure up to 2-3 times.

Stretching is good for your muscles especially for those people who are into sports. You need to stretch every part of your body that feels tight as you are still warming up. You also need to stretch out your muscles after working out while they are still warm. By doing, so you can help prevent any muscle tears or injuries from happening which might affect your career as an athlete.

Stretching after Workout

Stretching after working out is perhaps the safest and most efficient time to stretch your muscles since they are still warm and easy to bend. Your heart rate is still elevated during this time after finishing a workout or exercise which is why this is the perfect time to stretch your major muscle groups.

Keeping Yourself Active

Keeping Yourself Always Active

You need to keep in mind that the only way to maintain your good health, is to remain active as much as you can throughout the day. This is why you need to develop a simple fitness regimen training program. You can finish your fitness regimen in just a couple of minutes and proceed to your other daily activities just to make yourself active.

Here are some good examples of fitness exercises that you can do with minimal effort so that you can keep yourself active:

Try standing up every 15 minutes.

Studies show that even the most healthy and fit people can be exposed to a lot health problems and issues if they sit for several hours without standing up. Standing up once every 15 minutes will be a good thing to do to prevent any health problems to happen to you. You can also try adding various body movements as you are standing up like jump squats or one-legged squats.

Interval (anaerobic) training.

You can do high-intensity exercises in short bursts and follow it with a good recovery period.

Strength training.

If you can get to include at least 1 set of strength training in your workout you can guarantee yourself that you are going to enjoy a lot of health benefits from your exercise program as well as keeping your body active and energetic.

Core exercises.

Your body consists of 29 core muscles that can be found mostly in your pelvis, back and abdomen. These muscles serves as the foundation for all the movement in your body. So it’s only important that you strengthen these groups of muscles to help protect your back and provide more support for it. You can also reduce the risk of injury to your spine and body. Lastly, doing core exercises will also help you gain better stability and balance.

Doing postural exercises are good for strengthening your frame. It also helps retrain your body so that you can perform high-intensity exercises safely without to worry about getting injured. Doing yoga can also help strengthen your core muscles which is a good thing to do if you want to keep yourself active.

Stretching.

Active isolated stretching helps in improving your circulation and in increasing the elasticity of all your muscle joints. It also prepares your muscles for all your daily activity. You should do stretching during whenever you have time. It’s perfect for keeping your body active all the time.

Healthy Snacks for Athletes

Healthy Snacks for Athletes

Athletes need to get the right amount of calories and nutrients. The nutrients they need will include protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. But where can the athletes get these nutrients? Athletes need a well-balanced diet, but they can also enjoy healthy snacks that promises all important nutrients so that they can get lots of energy. Healthy snacks are capable of providing additional calories and nutrients they need. Athletes eating a healthy snack before they exercise will give them plenty of energy and eating healthy snacks after an intense workout will prevent them from eating too much during mealtime.

What snacks that athletes should avoid?

Athletes should avoid eating snacks that are rich in fats and sugar. Donuts, potato chips, candy bars, cookies and sodas are some of the snacks that an athlete should really avoid because they don’t really  contain healthy nutrients. These snacks are not capable of giving the energy an athlete need to perform well during their exercises and in their sports competitions.

Snacks that an athlete should eat.

As an athlete your snacks should be easy and healthy to eat. You need to set the proper time ahead of time so that when you need to eat them, you can easily eat your snacks especially if you have a very tight training schedule.

Here are some good snacks that you want to it:

  • Yogurt mixed with fresh or canned fruits.
  • One apple or banana along with peanut butter.
  • Cheese and crackers made from whole grains.
  • Energy bars.
  • Celery sticks.
  • Whole-grain bread.
  • Carrots.
  • Bagel sandwich with either peanut butter, lean roast beef, tuna, or turkey inside.

More important tips about eating healthy snacks.

You need store your snacks in a refrigerator or a cooler with ice if you don’t want them to get spoiled. You also have to make sure that they don’t get to stay at a room temperature no longer than 2 hours. Bacteria will grow in these foods after two hours which can be bad and may cause you to become sick.  Milk and other dairy products should always be kept cold if you want don’t them to get spoiled. You can also keep your salads and sandwiches cold if you want to eat them later on.

You should eat your snacks before you feel too hungry especially if you are in weight control. This will prevent you from eating too much during mealtime. You can try asking your dietitian to see how many calories you need per day. You can also ask your dietitian what snacks should you eat to help you get the right amount of calories and nutrients you need every day.

Extreme Drills Part 6 – Endurance and Conditioning

Extreme Drills Part 6 - Endurance and Conditioning

Here are some extreme drills that will help you become a complete athlete. This is part 6 of the extreme drills series which talks specifically about improving the level of endurance and conditioning of an athlete.

Treadmill Fitness Test

This is an ideal conditioning test that will help you in measuring your current level of endurance. By taking this test at least once a month, you will be able to monitor your progress and determine whether the workouts you’ve been doing are effective or not. A conditioning test helps you measure your level of endurance. Every athlete should be able to finish this test in just 10 minutes for them to be considered as having an elite endurance.

  • Set the treadmill at 10 mph.
  • Run for as long as you can.
  • Just get off the treadmill when you are already tired or fatigued.
  • Try doing this once in every months.

Tempo Runs

Tempo runs are different from sprints. They are designed for conditioning an athlete’s body and are also good for measuring the level of endurance of an athlete.

  • Place two cones far apart each other, but make sure that you leave a space of at least 10 right after the second cone.
  • Now, try running from the first cone to second one by using 70-80% of your total speed.
  • Walk back to the first cone to start again.
  • Repeat this drill for 10 minutes.

Treadmill Tempo Runs

You can also do tempo run on a treadmill if you have one. You just have to set the incline of the treadmill at a 2-percent grade.

  • Set the incline of the treadmill at a 2-percent grade.
  • Try to sprint by using only 70-80% of your maximum speed.
  • Be sure to that you follow a smooth sprint motor pattern.
  • Set the speed at 8 miles mph at first and gradually improve it as your fitness and endurance also improves.
  • Increase the number of sets you do by 2 every week.

Fumble Pro featured in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

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Coaches pull strings to emphasize ball control

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1999 Air Force Academy graduate, Jermal Singelton, doesn’t want to give the Fumble Pro credit for its effectiveness because a Naval Academy invented it. In this article written by Tom Murphy from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette you will learn about how the Arkansas Razorbacks used Fumble Pro products to teach their players ball security and reduce their fumbles! To read the full article click here.

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Easy Way to Get a Free FumblePro T-shirt

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Fumble-Pro-Hold-On-To-Your-Balls-t-ShirtAll you have to do is submit a video (10 seconds or longer) of your team using the Fumble Pro or Fumble Pro Lite in a drill and we will send you a free “Hold On To Your Balls” t-shirt.

Just email us at Jennifer@FumblePro.com, or call us at 321-406-0556 if you have any questions!

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Fumble Pro Lessens the Chances of Fumbling

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Invention lessens chances of fumbling

The Fumble Pro was recently featured in an article written by , CMull@News-Press.com, on News-Press.com. In the article he talked about the origins of the Fumble Pro as well as its proven potential to teach players the importance of ball security and reduce the number of fumbles made by not just a single player but the whole team.