Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: 'member all that hubbub about strength & conditioning coach Chris Carlisle?
The recent talk around Seahawks headquarters has been centering on the incredible improvement taking place in the players’ strength and conditioning.
Hawks are lifting 40-50% more, already. Brandon Mebane's up. Jamar Adams even broke 3 bills on the bench, not too shabby for a safety. Red Bryant,too, although at first I laughed when I read the numbers:
Red Bryant, who was putting up 75 pounds per dumbbell in February, lifted 135 pounds per dumbbell on the incline bench press this morning
until I realized that was per dumbbell. And on the incline. Still not big numbers for a guy his size, but that doesn't mean squat. But the thought of a backup safety hovering over the cut being able to bench more than the guy who invented the term "country strong" was still a funny thought.
So yeah we're going to the Super Bowl.