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SixZero Strength

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Shldr2Shldr, May 15, 2015.

  1. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    For those that don't know, SixZero Strength is the Denver gym owned and operated by former Buff and NFL vet, Matt McChesney. He focuses on football training for all levels, but has the gym open for anyone to work at.

    The reason for posting this thread is that on twitter today, saw some CU football players listed as participants and did some digging on instagram. Here is a list of current players currently working at SixZero Strength:

    DL Tim Coleman
    OL Dillon Middlemiss
    DL Frank Umu
    OL Shane Callahan
    OL John Lisella
    OL Stefane Nembot
    DB Evan White
    TE/LS Chris Hill
    OL Tim Lynott
    LB Kenneth Olugbode

    I am sure I missed others

    Former buffs DL Chad Brown and OL Ryan Miller show up often to work with the guys in the gym.

    Not sure how much of a positive it is for the team yet, but it definitely can't hurt to have all this guys working together and competing during the offseason. Matt is practicing some old school gym techniques and fuels competition daily. He also seems to be pushing some new technology and techniques for recovery and wellness which is also a benefit to these guys.

    I know Matt has rubbed some people the wrong way with how outspoken he is on social media, but I believe his gym is an asset that the AD needs to utilize and foster a relationship with.
     
  2. Hi.O

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    Did Nembot train at SixZero Strength? Wasn't he from California? Or is this another Nembot?
     
  3. Shldr2Shldr

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    Nembot is training there currently
     
  4. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I wonder what Forman thinks of this
     
  5. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    It was on the news a few days ago. There is CU stuff everywhere in that gym.
     
  6. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    Whatever happened to Matt coming to CU? Can't seem to find the thread where that was being discussed.
     
  7. Shldr2Shldr

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    It didn't happen. Many possible reasons for it not working. In the end probably better for all parties anyway.
     
  8. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    I think I figured out where the new envelopes are to be found....

    Seriously though I'm betting that when whatever it was on the news last week, RG probably had to tell CB "no, we are not 'self reporting' your newly discovered technical violation, my lawyers have already gone over it, it's fine, now go make sure the tutors are providing as much support to the female athletes as they are to the football team, title 9 is important."

    I almost bet half the reason for the job offer was so that the AD could get its lawyers to set up processes with SixZero to keep everyone in compliance...
     
  9. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    "la la la, I can't hear SixZeroStrength"

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  10. Hi.O

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    Oh. I didn't know current players could train there. The rest of the guys were local, so I thought they just trained there in HS.
     
  11. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    That is awesome!

    Seriously, I wonder how this works. aren't they supposed to be working out at CU?
     
  13. Shldr2Shldr

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    Pretty sure during the summer they are free to do what they want
     
  14. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    This is good to hear. We / They need to be working out. Hopefully working out there and at CU, that would be Allsome
     
  15. Daaah

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    It's division one football. It's the big 12.
     
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  16. zbuff

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    I think maybe the implied question was: shouldn't their workouts be under CU supervision? Maybe MC has good ethics and techniques, but in general I'd think the AD would prefer all of its athletes to follow some known/controlled process.
     
  17. DBT

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    I suppose that one thing Six Zero offers is line blocking and pass rushing technique coaching for the OL and DL. The rules on coaching during the off season are confusing to me as far as how much coaching position coaches can do. At Six Zero, maybe the linemen can get hands on position coaching that the S&C staff may not be as adept at? Dunno.

    As long as they are paying their own way, I don't see any issues with it.
     
  18. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    If one guy knows how to play intense and physical its Matt.

    OUr boys are in good hands.
     
  19. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm a big fan of what Six Zero has brought to the metro. It was much needed and they do a fantastic job. We should also see them get more involved in prepping CU guys for the Combine in future years.

    My issue with Six Zero is that they go over-the-top with the way they pub CO preps who work out there. They way they constantly call out CU (and CSU) for not having offered a particular kid is annoying and doesn't do any good. The only positive I can imagine is that Six Zero gets more people to notice a tweet if it hashtags for CU (and CSU).
     
  20. DBT

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    When McChesney had his radio show I'd listen every morning. He'd consistently berate the state schools for not recruiting in state kids and he'd always claim, "There are 15 or 16 Colorado kids that are legitimate D1 prospects." There are usually about a third those numbers. And he'd get angry about it. It was a bit of a turn off to listen to.
     
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    Matt McChesney is not shy offering his opinion, whether they are educated or not. I respect what he's been doing and the service he's offering, but am hoping one day he'll develop a much needed filter. Also wouldn't hurt if he fired that jack ass qb expert

    from phone
     
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  22. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Matt makes his living by telling kids (and their parents) that he can make them more marketable for football scholarships.

    Every time he gets a kid from his gym a BCS level scholarship that gives him another name to use in promoting his services to future clients. Having a bunch of current CU (and other school) players in his gym also adds credibility to his sales pitch.

    I have no problem with him promoting his clients, that part of what he gets paid for. It might be a little ugly with those who don't know better and believe him but our coaches should be smart enough to tune him out when they need to. He isn't going to steer a legitimate prospect away from CU because they didn't offer some D2 level kid he is promoting.

    From all appearances the work he does in the gym is legit. Before he went to McC Frank Umu was at best a MWC level guy physically. Middlemiss has also made some significant gains with him. He turned himself into a D1 and an NFL player through his hard work in the gym.

    He is well enough known and visible enough that CU had best checked out the legalities of their players working out there.
     
  23. FightCu1414

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    My understanding is the gym is used mostly during winter break, and May for current college players. The players go back June 1st for summer classes. That's when they will work out as a team, but during May lots of them go to their local gyms. That's why you see colorado guys like umu middlemess Coleman Lisella etc going there. Once June comes around those posts of six zero strength won't include CU players.
     
  24. pcbuff

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    He's seeing collegiate players at most 6 weeks a year. Can't move the needle too far in that limited window when it comes to strength and conditioning. Certainly can move the needle on technique.

    I see some of the quotes here on the promotion of the in state athlete, and the idea of him filtering himself. In my professional life I am an attorney. In my evenings and more and more in my days, I am a coach. As I spend more time working with camps, NFL guys and collegiate coaches, I remind myself we are all products of our environment. A lot of these guys have never had to function in the real world. All they know is sports and they have prospered in an environment where the foot was pushing on full throttle for every day of their adult life. Expecting them to have a filter is not the norm. The guys who have that filter rise up to head coach levels. They are the exception rather than the norm.
     
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  25. WizzersGhost

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    TEH STOOPID is strong with this one !!!

    The respective programs are complementary, not in opposition. Most of the players are continuing with SixZero, because they're locals and they've been training with Matt for years and continue to do so for what they perceive as an additional edge.

    Your most inane post only shows you have no kids who trained as elite athletes: the best want all the work they can handle from differing or additional perspectives. It just adds to their advantage. Certainly helped my kids to train with both American and foreign trainers.
     
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  26. Gary Indiana

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    How does Tini get banned once per week but this clown ^^^ manages to hang around?
     
  27. Duff Man

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    Wizzer, stop.
     
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    Because no one actually reads his posts. Something about a tree falling in the forest.
     
  29. Gary Indiana

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    Very true. A second person has now been added to my ignore list.
     
  30. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Guys keep in mind the current football weight room isn't done and we have all athletes sharing 1 facility right now, there are also NCAA limits on how much contact and supervision is allowed. Work done at SixZero would be outside of those restrictions and in a dedicated facility where they dont have to split time and work out at odd hours because of Olympic sports.


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...tball-offseason-coach-player-access/14753531/
     

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