By Dan Guttenplan, FNF Coaches Managing Editor
Frog Fitness, Inc. shipped 12 Frogs to Eastwood High (Texas) in April. A month later, the Superintendent of Ysleta Independent School District is considering ordering Frogs for all seven high schools in his district.
Eastwood High football coach Julio Lopez never had time to feel overwhelmed when a shipment of 12 Frogs arrived at his school in April. That’s because a team of Frog Fitness, Inc. employees arrived with the shipment of state-of-the-art training equipment to offer a two-day orientation on how the product works.
“They went over what you can do with all of the different uses, and how to incorporate it into a workout,” Lopez said. “There’s stationary stuff you can do. We’ve been using them to move up and down the field. We can superset with them in the weight room. They did a whole clinic showing us how to use these things.”
Lopez took it from there, setting up stations for Frogs in the weight room and organizing competitions and races between athletes on the Frogs during training sessions. He’s already noticed that his players have improved hip flexibility and core strength.
“We’ve never worked the core as much as we do now using The Frog,” Lopez said. “Core strength determines what kind of athlete you’ll be on the field. This forces players to bring their knees to their belly button and extend back out in a horizontal position. We use them every single day.”
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.
One of the key benefits of incorporating The Frog into training for a high school football program is that it has massive benefits for a player of any size. Skill position players and linemen alike can benefit from improving core strength and hip flexibility.
“It feels like we just did leg day at the gym,” said Eastwood sophomore Eddie Cruz. “I get off of it, and I can barely walk. It hits every muscle in my body. It takes it to another level that you never thought you could have. I know we’re the only school in our area to have them; it’s really a blessing for our school.”
Eastwood may not be the only school in the area to have The Frog for long. Superintendent of Ysleta Independent School District Dr. Xavier De La Torre visited Eastwood for one of the orientation days in April. It didn’t take long before he considered outfitting each of the seven high schools in the district with Frogs.
“If it goes as well as I think it’s going to go, then it’s something we really consider providing our student-athletes at all seven comprehensive high schools,” De La Torre said.
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