Friday, July 01, 2016

Friday--July 1st, 2016

Hey, it's July. Fall camp can't be that far away. Even though it's going to be a VERY  challenging season, I'm looking forward to some UMass football.

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Above video and the text is from the Gridiron Club. Join now and help Coach Whipple and the staff make the Minutemen into winners.

With the hiring of Joe Connolly, Director of Sports Performance/Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach, the UMass football strength & conditioning program has taken on a new swagger.  With a focus of reaching peak performance, Connolly leads UMass football student-athletes in getting bigger, stronger, and faster in an effort to compete at the highest level on the gridiron.    

Connolly is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches' Association (CSCCA) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  Connolly is also current competitor in Olympic weightlifting, drug-free powerlifting, Highland games and strongman competitions.

You can also help the UMass football program compete at the highest level by supporting the upcoming UMass Gridiron Club Golf Classic on Monday, July 25th at the beautiful Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA.  Can't make it?  No worries for there are various opportunities to contribute and support through sponsorship.

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Speaking of weight lifting, guess who set the USA Powerlifting New Hampshire Master 3B Raw State record in the bench press in May?

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National Football Post has Tajae Sharpe in the AFC South "sleepers".

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Victor Cruz's Father's Day camp was a big success.

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ESPN previews South Carolina's 2016 schedule.

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A Minnesota newspaper looks at the Vikings wide receivers, of whom Marken Michel is a mamber.

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CBS Sports says it'll cost Wichita State $75 million to revive football at the FBS level.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your record lift. That's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, big guy. Keep it up.

UMass74 said...

Masters 3B translates into the "really old guys" division :)

I also set the Masters 3B push-pull record and won the gold medal in the push-pull. I got A LOT of points for being the oldest guy at the meet.

I missed my last deadlift, which would have been a third New Hampshire USA Powerlifting record. It was my first sanctioned meet and it was a lot of fun. There was a lot of support and camaraderie from the other lifters.

Anonymous said...

Great lift Frank! Competing at the Masters level = training + # of weeks healed since last injury.

Mark
class of '89
New Boston, NH