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Old 05-29-2012, 09:45 AM   #11
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He got skinnier from week 1 to week 4. That is expected because he was playing. Skinnier people look more muscular but I doubt he would have put on more than a pound of muscle in that time.
This isn't football week 1 - 4 this is training with these guys for 4 weeks.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:15 AM   #12
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This isn't football week 1 - 4 this is training with these guys for 4 weeks.
This. It's just an off-season program. This wasn't the regular season, this is right now.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:51 AM   #13
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definitely looks more solid. hopefully that translates to the field
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:02 PM   #14
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all in all the difference in weight is minimal but still very significant. i would say he has shed about 10-15 lbs in fat and converted it to 5-10 lbs of muscle.
Good guess man! You're pretty close on the bodyfat.

Photos were taken 29 days apart back in March/April after training phase #1.
Bodyfat improved from 24% to 18%
Bodyweight slightly increased from 305 to 307
Approx. 18 lb of fat lost and 20 lb of muscle gained.

Ziggy's numbers are even better since April. Getting into phase #4 this week and continuing to train until July 27th. Check our facebook page for updates.


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Good guess man! You're pretty close on the bodyfat.

Photos were taken 29 days apart back in March/April after training phase #1.
Bodyfat improved from 24% to 18%
Bodyweight slightly increased from 305 to 307
Approx. 18 lb of fat lost and 20 lb of muscle gained.

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Here's a video.. Explosive box jump from seated went from 43" to 50".
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nice. you don't mind sharing his diet plan? serious question
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nice. you don't mind sharing his diet plan? serious question
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Steelers’ Hood goes to extremes to add muscle

By Mark Kaboly - Tribune-Review
Published: Friday, June 8, 2012



Ziggy Hood spent the early part of this offseason watching every one of the 833 snaps he played last season.

For the most part, he didn’t like what he saw.

Hood, the Steelers’ 2009 first-round pick, realized he was slow off the ball, and it was too easy to knock him off his feet.

Considering Hood said he was “feeling sluggish” and not “in tip-top shape” during the season, he knew it was time for a change.

“What better way to help my speed and help my agility but to lose body fat?” Hood said. “I play better when I feel good. When I don’t feel good, I don’t do as well as I want, and I didn’t feel good all the time last year.”

Hood called on the help of Bill Nichol, founder of Outer Limit Athletic Performance in Valencia.

With the recent birth of his second son, Hood wasn’t able to travel to his typical offseason workout venue in Atlanta. Hood needed a closer alternative and recalled a pamphlet he came for Outer Limit.

“They wore me out,” said Hood, a self-proclaimed workout warrior. “And I loved it.”

Hood saw immediate results and drastically changed his body composition.

In a four-week span in early March (during Phase I), Hood lowered his body fat from 24 to 18 percent. He lost 18 pounds of fat and gained 20 pounds of muscle, going from 305 pounds to 307.

“I felt a big difference and feel great right now,” Hood said. “You feel good, you play good. You can always improve, and that was one area I would like to improve on, and that’s what I have been doing.”

Even though his workouts have dipped from five days a week during offseason practices, Phase 4 of Hood’s training will start at the end of the month and last until training camp. He plans to arrive at St. Vincent looking more like a linebacker than a defensive end.

“All that big and looking sloppy, that’s out the window,” Hood said. “We are sexy now.”

Hood has become a YouTube sensation, of sorts, with his training. Video of him jumping on top of a 50-inch box from a seated position has more than 6,000 hits in two weeks.

Although he insists he isn’t interested in heavy lifting anymore — instead he’s focused on speed and technique — there are videos of Hood deadlifting 700 pounds and pulling a 1,200-pound sled 28 yards.

“You can be big and lean and still do your job correctly,” Hood said. “That’s what I am trying to do here.”

Hood has contributed since his rookie year. He has started 16 games over the past two years, but he also had Aaron Smith as a safety net.

With Smith gone, the left defensive end spot is his.

“I feel like I took the right steps in learning while he was here,” Hood said. “But now, it is time for me to step up and do my job.”

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The conditioning is great, but the million dollar question is, can he play the game? Will this new found conditioning help him be more effective? I certainly agree with his own self assesment. He got knocked around quite a bit. and when he wasn't, he was playing a lot of patty cake with TEs and RT.....

For all of the strength and power this guy has, he hasn't shown a knack to get his body in the best position to use it well when the play starts. That is my only knock on the guy. Maybe when he gets another 800 snaps under his belt, he'll get it down.....
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It's great that the motivation for this change came from Ziggy's own introspection. He analyzed the situation, felt that this was what needed to be done, and then went out and did it - and he says it feels great. Very encouraging!!!!

Even though he hasn't completely blown us away, every once in awhile he shows these amazing flashes of pure athletic brilliance. Maybe we'll be seeing more of that, with 20 lbs of fat exchanged for 20 lbs of muscle.

Yet one more thing to look forward to for Steelers fans this year!
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