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Lions to host strength, conditioning clinic

If you want to know how the pros build strength and conditioning, the Detroit Lions are giving you that opportunity.

The Lions will host their first Strength and Conditioning Clinic at the Lions Headquarters and Training Facility in Allen Park on March 5 from 7:30 a.m.-Noon. It will focus on sports nutrition, speed development, conditioning and strength training.

Included in the instruction will be breakout sessions designed to meet the needs of coaches, athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Participants will be exposed to multiple philosophical approaches, experience numerous training techniques, and a vast array of equipment will be available to try during the clinic.

“This is a great opportunity to bring together those in our community who are interested in sports conditioning and strength training,” said Lions Coordinator of Physical Development Jason Arapoff, who has 24 years of NFL experience. “We hope that we can provide a unique learning environment and open a forum to discuss key issues in this area.”

Along with Arapoff, additional scheduled speakers include the following: Ted Rath, Lions strength and conditioning assistant; Jim Kielbaso, Total Performance; and Dr. Ted Lambrinides, strength and conditioning coach at the University of Kentucky.

The clinic is open to the first 100 participants. Registration is $90 and the deadline is Feb. 16. Participants will receive a clinic DVD, handbook (including speaker notes and handouts), sponsor gift bag and a facility tour. There will also be a raffle giveaway.

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