By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Managing Editor
Frog Fitness, Inc. delivered 12 Frogs to Abilene Cooper High (Texas) in July. Cooper head coach Todd Moebes believes the addition of the new training devices will take his program to the next level.
Moebes had seen videos of The Frog in action prior to receiving his shipment of 12 Frogs from Frog Fitness, Inc. But he still didn’t know everything The Frog could do for his program until he went through the training process with representatives from Frog Fitness.
“We had the opportunity to play around on two of them before the training,” Moebes said. “We had a sense of how we’d use them, but after going through the training, I really think the possibilities are endless. We’re on the first stages of being able to use them, but the conversations we’re having as a coaching staff are about how to incorporate them in-season and during the offseason.”
The Frog is the result of years of relentless hard work, research and development, and scientific testing. The Frog is already being widely accepted throughout the NFL, the NBA, Pro Motocross, and MMA. Even America’s most respected warriors throughout the U.S. Military are training with The Frog, and most recently Olympic athletes began adding The Frog to their training regimens.
Moebes is particularly excited about incorporating The Frog into day-after-game workouts during the season.
“Those Saturday workouts after Friday games … guys are sore,” Moebes said. “Sometimes, loading up a lot of weight and putting it on their backs doesn’t help release soreness. This will have an immediate impact for post-game workouts.”
Moebes said The Frog was “extremely well received” among Cooper players, and the coach even tested the product as well.
“Watching the kids have so much fun on it, I got on it and played around,” Moebes said. “I’ve lifted weights a long time and competed, and I’ve found that when you’re doing the traditional lifting stuff, there are ways to cheat an imbalance. You might apply more force to one side to correct it. On The Frog, you have to have equal force to make sure it locks up properly.”
Moebes plans to use The Frog to promote inner-team competition. He’ll have players race across the field or compare how much weight and tension they can add to each exercise.
“If you find creative ways to create some competition within workouts, you don’t have to do too much to make sure they’re taxed and tested,” Moebes said. “The opportunities are endless. We had guys trying to race down the track and see how many reps they could do.”
The Frog will offer the Cooper players an opportunity to build football strength in a functional way.
“What was great was hearing our players talk about how applicable it is to football,” Moebes said. “What they do in their positions – tackling, blocking – certain exercises are extremely applicable in terms of hand placement and extending their hips. Those are the types of things you want to hear directly from kids. They get done, and their hearts are racing and they’re breathing heavy. They said how much it pushed them, and they enjoyed it.”
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