Strength position specific thoughts
As mentioned in another page, PowerCranks help the football player in several important aspects.
1. Increasing the lower extremity muscle mass being trained.
2. The potential to greatly increase core strength and endurance, allowing one to better pull out of tackles, better resist blockers, and better 4th quarter performance.
3. Improved running speed and agility.
4. Reduced risk of non-contact injury.
If you are in a strength position you probably are mostly interested in improving that aspect of your game.
Optimum strength requires excellent core strength and excellent muscle balance and coordination. The weakest link for many strength athletes is probably the hamstrings. Many strength professionals call a PowerCranks bike "the hamstring bike". The PowerCranks can be used in specific drills that emphasize this aspect of your conditioning.
Core endurance is emphasized by doing endurance work, 20-30 minutes of constant pedaling (the higher the rpm the better) 3 times a week until this goal is achieved then once a week for maintenance. This training will also help your balance and running speed.
Core strength is emphasized by single leg or dual leg pedaling at high resistance. This training really emphasizes the hip flexor, abdominals, and hamstrings.
Integrate PowerCranks into your strength workouts and watch the improvements start to happen. Check out this video as to how they are used in a power lifting gym.