RLS workin’ out

Published 12:01 am Thursday, June 30, 2011

Red Level’s Robbie Oneal works out Monday at RLS. The Tigers have implemented a new work out regimine, based on a college system. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

With a new workout system installed at Red Level, head football coach Tony Ingram said the summer has been great for the players as they tune up for the fall.

Since June 13, the Tigers have been using a college-type program to get in shape, a program that new assistant coach Horace Graham brought to RLS.

“He brought in a work out program that I’ve been looking for,” Ingram said. “I wanted to change what we’ve done and what we do, but I’m not a guy that’s going to go on the internet and look at different work outs.

“I have to see it, and he came in from Huntingdon, and he showed me what he’s got and it’s just what we’re looking for,” he said.

The work out uses a lot of repetitions in a short time period, he said. The Tigers are working out three days per week, where each day is split up into three different sessions.

With this type of format, the team can utilize the facilities more effectively, Ingram said.

Then, after an hour to an hour-and-a-half of core work outs, the team goes outside for conditioning.

The Tigers will take off for the July 4 holiday, but will resume work outs the next day.

Two weeks into the program, Ingram said he’s been “very pleased” with how the work outs have gone and added that getting the junior varsity kids involved is a positive.

When asked what the aim is this summer, Ingram said “building as a team together.”

“The weight room is great for many things,” Ingram said. “You get in there, and you work. Getting in there together as a team and building as a team builds confidence. You need to work together. It does wonders for building cohesiveness.”