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October 18, 2010
Viloria, strength program making instant impact
Since he signed on as Florida State's new strength and conditioning coach last January, Vic Viloria has been strictly off-limits to the media as part of Jimbo Fisher's "one voice" policy.
Unlike last season, when the lines on both sides of the football were often pushed around by larger and more physical fronts, FSU has been the team dominating in the trenches. That was especially evident at Miami where the 'Canes fielded a massive offensive line that averaged 320 pounds a player. Nevertheless, FSU's much smaller defensive line got the best of the matchup that evening.
"You hear teams talk about their development and they say 'we work hard all off-season and during the season we are going to maintain that strength. We hope to maintain that strength.' You see those teams go in the weight room and they lift - if the guy's a 400 bencher he grabs 225 and he does it for 10. Scientifically you can't maintain strength unless you are lifting over a certain percentage of your one-rep max. So unless you are in the 75 to 80 or 85 percent of your one rep max you aren't maintaining strength... In order to maintain strength you have to lift heavy."
Gene Williams is the founder and administrator of Warchant.com and writes stories and features covering all of FSU's sports with an emphasis on football and football recruiting. For seven years, Williams hosted a weekly sports radio show in Tallahassee. He currently appears as a weekly guest on 1010 XL Sports Radio in Jacksonville and 1270 The Team in Tallahassee during football season. Williams is also a former ACC correspondent for College Football News (weekly national newspaper), and contributes to The Osceola. Story about Gene Williams & Warchant.com.
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