Son, back in my day…

After seeing yesterday’s post about Erk’s summer workout regimen, friend of the blog and UGA Athletics History maven Jason Hasty sent this along:

Your post today with Erk’s summer workout regimen reminded me that for some reason a few years ago I’d scanned these pages from the 1984 summertime workout schedule for linemen. I thought you might find these amusing, if nothing else…and rest assured that I will not be incorporating any of these into my workout. Just reading these makes my knees hurt.





I get Jason’s point.

By the way, you can find these in in folder 13 of Box 8 of Series 7: Administrative Records of the Athletic Association archives.   Apparently, along with a lot of other goodies, as Jason mentioned the box holds playbooks from the Dooley era.


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12 responses to “Son, back in my day…

  1. Spell Dawg

    Strikes me funny to see “Stomach Work” instead of “Abs”

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  2. hialtdawg

    First of all: Awesome!
    Second: Just doing the warmup would work wonders for most
    Third: To put training in persp

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    • hialtdawg

      perspective, this workout is similar to what our Swim team does (hence the Gold Medals).

      Badass none the less


  3. 86bone

    A Man’s Man…


  4. practicaldawg

    This is so great. I love the internet for allowing these things to resurface.

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  5. Texas Dawg

    If anyone has not seen the Junction Boys, you really should watch it. The fact that Bear did not kill about half of that TAMU team (he did run most of them off) in the brutal Texas heat is a miracle. The idea of how to toughen up and get ready for the season has drastically changed and for the better thank God.

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    I admire the handwriting, truly a lost art.

    Helluva a workout regimen too.


  7. Dawg19

    I pulled a muscle just reading that. 😄

    Seriously, that was an awesome read.


  8. Darin Cochran

    225 for 40 reps on the bench press…huh? Surely that’s not all in one set?! Since Cleveland is about to try and put up 225 on the bp for the NFL combine record of 49, I can’t imagine too many linemen that could do that today, let along back then. This has to have been broken up in sets…


  9. cowetadawg

    Me attempting any of this:

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