Linebacker Training is originally from West Point Military Academy. Linemen would go through high intensity training by alternating between running on a Stairmaster for 90 seconds and lifting weights. Florida State men’s basketball has adapted this technique and calls it Metabolic Devastation. UT baseball, basketball, and softball athletes also use this type of workout.
I tried this workout with Patta Murray on Friday morning. I have two words: it works. This high intensity workout is great for getting in shape. I was nervous at first because I am no body builder, I can hardly do a modified push-up. Patta works with you and your abilities. If you are already strong, you will get stronger. Many runners come to her and are able to shave off time in their races because of Linebacker Training.
Why does this work? Patta uses negative and body weight resistance to give your muscles a different type of workout. Negative or eccentric training, puts resistance on your muscles when they are lengthening, which improves strength. It forces you to recruit more muscle fibers which leads to more strength, coordination, and skill.
Summer is just around the corner and the YMCA Morse Center is offering a great deal for Linebacker Training to get you in shape, fast. Now, UT employees that are not members of the YMCA Morse Center can get this training for $80 for 6, half-hour sessions. This is a great deal! The going rate for personal training is around $75 for a one-hour session. The package includes a free, optional linebacker evaluation. Linebacker Training is designed for partners so, grab a friend to come with you! To make an appointment contact Patta Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.