A rare opportunity awaits NBC4 viewers for the next four weeks at Wednesday in the 6 a.m. news hour. Sports Anchor Jerod Smalley joins Ohio State football strength and conditioning Coach Mickey Marotti, recently honored as the top strength and conditioning coach in major college football, as your training surrogate.
Jerod’s request of Coach Mick as he’s known to Buckeye football insiders, give NBC4 viewers four simple exercises that can be done in the home without special equipment that will help lose fat and build muscle. Marotti’s first Buckeye team is reported to have shed 457 pounds of fat and gain 520 pounds of muscle under his methods, so NBC4 viewers, who follow the four week program will find themselves in much better shape by the start of the summer recreation season.
But anyone who is interested in Ohio State football or in motivational techniques of a highly successful leader will find Coach Mick to be a fascinating figure. Marotti and Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer have been working together since 1987, when they were both graduate assistants at OSU. Meyer’s first hire upon taking over at Ohio State was Marotti, who is the only Ohio State coach allowed by NCAA rules to have year around contact with the football team.
Urban Meyer’s mission for each Ohio State football player is 4 to 6 seconds of relentless effort on every play. Its Mickey Marotti’s job to make sure every player is physically capable of meeting that objective. Beginning Wednesday April 29, NBC4 viewers have to opportunity to join Jerod Smalley in workouts conducted under the guidance of the Buckeye conditioning guru, from the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The Buckeye football program has all of the best conditioning equipment, but they also use these total body exercises to build functional strength and conditioning.
Don’t miss your chance each Wednesday in the 6 a.m. news hour to join Jerod Smalley and train like a Buckeye football player, with the same coach Urban Meyer trusts to get the best out of his team.