Thursday, July 21, 2016

College Linemen Heavier than Ever!

            A recent study has shown that college linemen, even in a lower division, are larger than ever with weights 38 % greater than their 1956 counterpart, according to Tufts University. This is a potential issue for the athletes after their career has ended. Tufts University professor Dr. David Greenblatt released a statement that American football should develop ways for players to integrate back into a normal lifestyle after their football career is over. The big push on being “bigger, faster and stronger” among athletes at all ages has lead to hyper-nutrition and larger linemen as a potential result (other positions not so much). It is important for these athletes to be aware of the health risks associated with carrying that much weight later on down the road.

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