Originally Posted by Hostile
There is a very old Sports Illustrated article about him. In High School he asked his football coach how he could get big, strong, and fast. The coach replied, "Push ups, situps, and windsprints." Herschel took him seriously and began to train.
One day the same coach told him he needed to work on his endurance. Herschel took that to mean run distances. So he added that to his training.
He never trained with weights, but he never stopped training either. His body fat ratio was amazing. I read where it was like 2% or less.
He didn't just do standard push ups, sit ups, or windsprints either. He would do a hand stand up against a wall and do push ups with his full body weight above him. Or he would put his elevated on a dresser and do push ups at a decline. Anything to add resistence training.
[View Full Quote]For sit ups he used to go to some bleachers and lock his fett up under the seat in front of him and out of he back of the bleachers lower himself all the way down to where his body was vertical to the ground then back up.
Very good article. I highly recommend it.
IMO, if he had been used solely in the I formation he might have been the benchmark upon which all RBs were measured. It didn't work out that way though.
Thanks for the info. Hos, that's what I mean by the guy being interesting. Any idea on what year the article might be from?