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In You’re Nuts, two LGHL staff members discuss different aspects of the same question and have a heated discussion. And ultimately, it’s up to you to decide who’s right and who’s crazy.
Topic of the Week: Which Celebrities Should Ohio brought in to run the S&C program?
Ohio State Football recently lost two members of its strength and conditioning staff. Nico He Parazeti and Quimberham left the program to take high positions in Cincinnati and the Coastal Carolina. This is common in the S&C world. Because there are very few jobs with a Mickey Marotti level of prestige.
But OSU also lost Chris Fenelon after last season. I mean, we’ve seen at least three S&C staff members leave in the last 12 months. All had worked under Marotti for over three years.
For some, including my man Gene, this is all error People are staying away from the Ohio State University S&C program. He’s been on the “Marotti of Fire” bandwagon for a long time, so his latest developments probably aren’t getting him too hot. But seriously, these men and women are extremely important to the team’s success.S&C staff typically spend more time with their athletes than their coaches, and their relationship simply lifts weights together. not.
S&C assistants include trainers, nutritionists, life coaches, and mentors. Parazeti and Barham also played football for the Big Ten, so their experience and ability especially when it comes to Ryan Day’s team shouldn’t be underestimated.
However, this could be a plus for Buckeye football. OSU dealt with significant injuries throughout his 2022 season and for some reason he could never get back to 100%. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, TreVeyon Henderson, Michael Hall Jr… the list goes on.
Also, how players’ bodies are developed and maintained in Columbus, and how that approach makes players too bulky, sacrificing speed and agility, and making them more prone to injury. Questions and complaints have also been received about whether it is connected to These questions and concerns have little or nothing to do with Parazeti and Barham, but a significant staff decline may force Ohio State University to re-evaluate its approach and philosophy.
To start moving forward, Marotti must first fill vacancies on S&C staff. As they say, it requires a village, and the off-season is paramount, so there is no option to vacate a spot. Who is he targeting? These are the questions I find myself asking internally, with the true endgame in mind.
But it came to me… An idea/question I just had to pose to Gene: What if Ohio State University could hire me? Anyone How to join the S&C staff? We’re talking real humans, but the salary, the schedule, the chances of it actually happening – none of that matters.
He[Jean]laughed and asked if I was particularly affected by anything. This may sound like a silly premise, but a few of his S&C hires going forward could dictate Buckeye’s football future. So I was deadly serious when coming up with the answer…
We also cheated a bit by choosing to identify two candidates. However, OSU has two open positions, so I don’t think it will be a problem. These two men of his are well known and credible within the football community. They also have different training methods that are just as important (in my opinion) as reliability. and having both of these men on board will help achieve that. Who are they? Let’s get into it.
First, I suggest Ohio State bring in Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock. A former college and his USFL football player, The Rock knows what it takes to compete at this level. He also knows what it takes to compete on the biggest stage in the world in front of millions of fans. The Buckeyes do it every week, so how relatable will The Rock be?
In terms of strength training, this former WWE megastar and current Hollywood movie star brings everything to the table. literally. Have you ever seen a men-only mobile gym? I’m sure his equipment is more expensive than Woody’s. So Rock welcomes to bring his “iron paradise” to Columbus. And have you seen his physique? The proof is in the pudding. Even though he’s over 50, he’s totally squishy. It was completely natural and that dedication to training helped transform him into a full-blown superhero.Just imagine what Buckeyes could do.
But never mind The Rock that’s all Whip these OSU candy asses into big, beefy meatheads. No. He knows how to find the perfect balance. Wrestling matches and his 12-hour day of filming require incredible cardio and endurance, as well as strength and functional strength. All of this should be supplemented with the perfect recovery diet. Some of The Rock’s epic cheat meals are perfect for a post-match celebratory dinner prepared only by the winners. You know, really hang carrots in front of Ohio State players and coaches.
So what do you think of my first contender, Gene? Wait… wait… it doesn’t matter!
As for who will (or should) be on the S&C staff for The Rock on OSU, look no further than Alex Guerrero. That is correct! This alternative medicine practitioner and co-creator of TB12 Lifestyle has brought his unorthodox training methods and questionable dietary restrictions to Columbus in this wildly skewed hoax scenario created by me. I’m here. He may wait until his Tom Brady retires, but I think it’s too big to escape the allure of joining the Buckeye Nation of Domination.
Guerrero’s insistence on flexibility can be a good balance for both Marotti and The Rock, who preach the 600-pound bench press. Although his diet is restrictive, it certainly helps Ohio State players avoid inflammation. And what about his other qualifications and traits? Guerrero essentially turned him into a White Walker. that’s all i need to see.
Hey Jean. His two perfectly normal and reasonable options for this OSU S&C staff. Please do your best! If you smell la-la-la…. what Josh is making.
When Josh first suggested this topic, I wasn’t ready for him to fully participate in it. My co-host I think he’s picked two pretty good options, one being on the strength and bodybuilding side and the other being his focus on diet and nutrition. I like his two man approach. His current S&C program is severely lacking.
My first choice was to go with someone who was related to the university. We understand what it takes to get an athlete in peak physical condition, but we also understand the competitiveness that comes with developing athletes to play the sport. I wanted this person to become an accomplished athlete in a sport that emphasized strength and technique, and he is one of the greatest and most successful athletes in the history of the school. There’s no one better suited to fill the role than Kyle his Snyder.
Now just 27 years old, Snyder became the youngest Olympic and world champion wrestler in U.S. history when he won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. A list of his accolades would take an entire article just to write them all out, but highlights include: 3-time NCAA champion, 3-time Big Ten champion, 2017 US Olympic Male Athlete of the Year (2017), two-time Ohio Male Athlete of the Year — and it keeps going. When it comes to competitive excellence, Snyder embodies it and some more.
He also understands that strength training has to work, not to show off. In fact, more often than not, it’s actually holding these players back, slowing them down and making them less appreciated in the first place. Snyder doesn’t all know how to create detailed training programs for specific position groups on the football field, but he does know what it takes to become an athlete. We understand that working out and working out to become a body builder are different.
To pair with Snyder, I want a proven sports nutritionist to help Ohio State athletes get the most out of themselves with the help of their diet. We have high hopes for Kansas City Chiefs nutritionist Leslie Bonci in particular.
Bonchi has been an NFL nutritionist for the past 32 years, spending the first 25 years of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers before joining the Chiefs in 2015. Her procedures and her eating techniques are obviously not the whole story, but they are worth mentioning. That the Chiefs made the playoffs every year during her tenure.In addition to her work in the NFL, she also played in her NHL’s Pittsburgh with her Penguins and her MLB’s Washington with her Nationals. I also work as a sports nutritionist for the WNBA. Needless to say, her method seems to be working.
A big part of her diet plan, and a big reason I think her method is especially great for college students, is making traditionally unhealthy foods in a healthy way so you can enjoy the foods athletes are eating. Bonci tweaks foods like fried chicken and pizza a bit to cut out most of the unhealthy fats and sugars. For example, make chicken in an air fryer to cut out trans fat, or make a whole grain pizza crust that includes ground beans.This style of eating also encourages players to eat together. This helps increase team chemistry and morale as an added benefit.
That’s my big plan. It may not be as flashy as The Rock or Alex Guerrero, but I like S&C’s dynamic duo style done by Josh. We paired highly successful athletes with professional football nutritionists to run the Buckeyes Strength and Condition Program to see how Ohio State University can reduce soft tissue injuries under their guidance. Let’s see.