Here is my little situation.....
In about a month (may 26th) my friends and I are going to be in a little flag football tournament. Now I know all the people and teams playing in it as its been going on for about 4 years now. It is a 5v5 with one ineligable lineman(center). My problem is this will be me.
What sucks is that the rusher gets a 5 yard start infront of me so I am going to be taking a beating. The reason I brought up knowing everyone who plays is because the biggest person Ill be up against is around 6'2, 6'3, and about 250lbs. While that sounds big, he is grossly fat and not strong (ive held him at bay before for longer than he appreciated haha), but now they changed it to giving that 5 yards, when he hits me, that is going to be a lot of weight moving fairly fast. What sucks is that I dont want to bulk up anymore because I will also be blocking some 5'7 - 5'10 kids who weigh like 150lbs and are quick as a mother.
Now, I am not small, Im 5'8, ~198lbs, and I am relatively fast(compared to who I am playing against). My problem is I never played football in highschool or anything (Lets just say I wasnt the slimmest kid back then and I was in no way, shape, or form strong. I try not to think about those days haha).
Anyways, I digress. What my question really is: what are some excercises you would recommend for building up my strength for blocking? Im guessing squats and/or deadlifts would be key, but what else would you recommend? I need to be strong, but also stay somewhat agile for those little kids.
Anyways, thanks in advance for any help, I will need it.