Jimbo Fisher says FSU's training methods are ahead of the curve
Posted by: Chris Vannini on September 20, 2012
Florida State always has talent, but Jimbo Fisher is helping change how the talent is developed.
While on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, Fisher explained how the Seminoles have been trying some new things in terms of training and monitoring players, without getting into the details.
"We did some (new training) in the offseason," he said. "We're trying to learn some different philosophies and things in how we monitor practice and the amount of exertion and we're able to measure that with some things we've created in our program. I think we're a little ahead of the curve on some folks. We're trying to take a deep look at how much you train, how much the body can take, where the mind is and we're trying to keep our guys as mentally and physically fresh as we can."
Fisher pointed to some training methods outside the United States and in the Olympics as something American athletes and coaches should look at.
"I think a lot of the Olympic folks, especially foreign people, are a lot farther ahead in training in certain situations than we are in this country," he said. "You look at the Olympic athletes across this country, we have the greatest gene pool of athletes anywhere. There's no doubt. Pure athletes: speed, size and all that. But how do those countries compete with us in so many things and not have as many? It's training. It's development. It's how they do things. I think are some little things that we can pick up from different countries and different people that can give us some advantages."
The Seminoles host Clemson in a monster matchup this weekend. You can listen to some of Fisher's interview by clicking here. Below is Fisher's radio show from Wednesday.
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