Two days this week I watched a football team finish their weight workout with 15 to 20 minute of “Abs” all on the ground, just counting out reps, no coaching, no concentration, no intensity! Mindless work is not training. To quote a grizzled old football coach “when I see players lying around on the ground or sitting they are not training for the game.” Last time I checked the game is played on your feet, if you are on the ground you are beat! Last week at the GAIN Apprentorship Jim Radcliffe presented on the Oregon Football training program from A to Z. It was awesome, systematic sequential and progressive. The only drills done on the ground were drills to teach you to get up quickly. The proof is in the pudding. Train with a purpose, make it game like with intensity, concentration and effort.