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Clay Matthews trained by Ryan Capretta

Ryan Capretta, the Pepperdine Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach was featured on the show "Jim Rome is Burning"...throughout the year he trains several NFL players including Clay Matthews from the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers.

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Comment by Coach28 on June 14, 2011 at 5:52pm
Simple Terms >Positional Work at 50-75% effort.  For example DB:>(Backpedal, weave, 180 turn, etc)
Comment by Adam Sebastian Chamberlain on June 9, 2011 at 8:58am
Coach28, would love to hear more on the SPP Oxidative Drills
Comment by Coach28 on June 7, 2011 at 10:25am

I'm sure he does multidirectional work every year.  These guys play long brutal seasons they need all the time off they can get esp from multidirectional work. If you must - I'll list several options.

1: Old school metabolic/patterns.

2: Alactic Positional Drills.

3: SPP Oxidative Drills.

I would perform more linear and ext tempo work.  For example - see below for general format.



Hills: 4x10-20-30 2-3mins and 5mins btw sets

Jumps: 20-30 reps



Db Split Lunge (4sec ecc)


MB Throws: 10-20 reps



Ext tempo: 10x90

MB Circuit:  Low intensity throws 300-900x

Core Circuit: Low intensity 300-900


Pre hab:

Bench press

High bench row

Lying side lateral raises (3sec ecc)

Supine Pullups (2-2-2)

Jm Press+Db hammer curls


Sat: Manual Therapy!!

Each training session should be followed by band stretching, foam rolling, contrast shower, nice cold protein+carb drink!!  Maybe later a nice cold beer!!  Joking!!!

Comment by Jeff Diritto on June 7, 2011 at 10:05am

how would he develop multidrectional movements during the lockout??? or the off season prior to team drills?   even the acceleration to make a play will rarely be truly linear paths, most ballcarriers are going to avoid running straight into someone like clay matthews and he will have to attack on an angle...

Comment by Coach28 on June 6, 2011 at 3:28pm
No need for multidirectional work, develop linear speed and use the sport for multidirectional development.
Comment by Kurt Baker on June 6, 2011 at 3:25pm
Good multidirectional RFD work.
Comment by Coach28 on June 6, 2011 at 12:05pm
I'm sure that tire weighs more then 45lbs.
Comment by Keith D. Swift on June 6, 2011 at 11:01am
Sure is a lot of rotational movements for a football player. I'm sure this video is a result of bad editing though....... I hope.
Comment by Coach28 on June 6, 2011 at 8:28am
Are those sled pulls for speed development or conditioning???

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