July 27, 2010

Proof is in the numbers

While waiting around for the first 7-on-7 that BruinBlitz.com covered this summer. UCLA junior linebacker Steve Sloan mentioned how everyone on the team is getting stronger and one of the best hires that UCLA head coach made was Mike Linn as Head Athletic Performance Coach.

Strength or lack of strength was one of the things the Bruins had to improve if they were going to get to the next level. There has been vast improvement. The proof is in the numbers.

The whole defensive line, not including incoming freshmen, have registered a power clean of over 300 pounds. That is a hard lift that is also considered a football lift. While it may not get the athletes the pecks they would like to show off at the beach for the lovely young ladies in their string bikinis, but it is a lift that will definitely help on Saturdays.

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