Warriors complete first cycle


The Warriors ended the first phase of the offseason conditioning program with this morning’s 110-yard sprints and weight-training session.

In accordance with NCAA guidelines requiring a week of “discretionary time,” the Warriors will resume the program on July 6. The facilities will be open to players wishing to train without supervision next week.

“It was a lot of hard work,” strength/conditioning coordinator Gary Beemer said of the four-week cycle. “The kids worked hard. It was good.”

Beemer said the players should be physically fit for the start of training camp in August.

“If they’re in shape before camp, then you can focus more on technique than breaking guys down,” Beemer said. “I remember in college (at Florida), I was in great running shape. But there’s nothing like being in great football shape. You arrive in camp in shape. Being in shape in camp gives you the opportunity to be in football shape real quick, like in a day or two, instead of the full two weeks, or however long camp used to last.”

For the next cycle, the Warriors will have running/agility drills and weight-lifting sessions four times a week for three weeks. Then there will be a week of testing leading to the opening of training camp.

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  1. haksa June 26, 2015 9:48 am

    Cycle hard Warriors!

  2. haka June 26, 2015 9:48 am

    Go Warriors!

  3. haka June 26, 2015 9:51 am

    Warrior’s Life Cycle!
    Work! Work! Work!
    Big stages on the horizon
    Be prepared or get pared!

  4. haka June 26, 2015 10:06 am

    Is the blog in slo-mo too?

  5. Akamai Okole June 26, 2015 10:30 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hope the players “enjoy” their break (at their discretion)! :mrgreen:

  6. Akamai Okole June 26, 2015 10:31 am

    Time for get “Highly Qusetionable”

  7. Akamai Okole June 26, 2015 10:31 am

    …like spelling. 😳

  8. haka June 26, 2015 10:34 am

    …kinda like my haksa post that got moderated and jettisoned to the vast cyber wasteland.

  9. haka June 26, 2015 10:37 am

    hey, recovery mission accomplished. typo secured!

  10. haka June 26, 2015 10:40 am

    Alright. 12 o’clock tee time. Gotta hit the links. Aloha all!

  11. jimmy the lock June 26, 2015 11:01 am

    The new strip bar, Club Haksa.


  12. SteveM June 26, 2015 11:09 am

    Good morning everyone!

    The sprints somehow remind me of the time DPK suggested the Tsai-kos run around Aloha Stadium parking lot carrying a UH flag. I volunteered to do the first 30 yards…

  13. Roger A Hutchings June 26, 2015 12:10 pm

    1. If in fact it is time to replace the Aloha Stadium, I would suggest building a world class stadium on the Ali Wai golf course property this would include adequate parking but also several walkway bridges across the Ali Wai canal so Waikiki hotel guest can walk across to the stadium for special events or bowl games. My original idea included a stop at the stadium for HART. A new stadium in that location would be perfect venue for many major events and concerts. As many cities have done, sponsorship by a major corporation could cover much of the costs! Although I now live in Colorado,
    I lived in Honolulu for over 40 years and during that time I had season tickets for UH football and as I sat there in Aloha stadium, I realized how far it was from our fans the of a major stadium in Waikiki came to mind for all reasons I have stated above! If in fact my idea is the cause for a new stadium to be built on the existing Ali Wai property and I want nothing for the idea except that I will always be a UH fan!

  14. Andrew June 26, 2015 12:16 pm


    Would be a good idea, but even with a HART station no way that area could support the traffic that would be generated from the game.

  15. Old School Dave June 26, 2015 12:40 pm

    Re 13: Good Idea. The Ala Golf Course property is underutilized, used by just a small portion of the public, and offers a lot of possibilities. Pedestrian bridges across the Ala Wai, along with building another car bridge (connected with University Ave.) would be helpful to move people. You can even consider a ferry system across the Ala Wai (just like the Chao Phraya in Bangkok). Make it so that you have to either use the park-n-ride, public transportation, or walk to the game. Too much “no can” attitude is the reason things don’t change here.

  16. Morris Buttermaker June 26, 2015 1:04 pm

    Thoughts and prayers go out to UH Baseball signee Tyler Murray and his ohana. Tyler is from Huntington Beach HS who was involved in a horrific car accident that claimed the life of his cousin who was a passenger in the car Tyler was driving. Another driver suspected of DUI hit Tyler’s car while driving home from a family gathering.


  17. SteveM June 26, 2015 1:16 pm

    RE: #15
    Old School Dave — yup, like I’ve always maintained, the Ala Wai Canal is not a obstacle to stadium traffic. It is a 20 lane freeway between the Ala Wai stadium, Convention Center, Ala Moana Blvd intersection and the Ala Wai boat harbor. Park cars at the convention center or board a ferry at Ala Moana blvd or McCully (build a small dock along the wall). Existing bus routes serves Ala Moana and Waikiki. Isn’t the Rail going to Ala Moana Center?

    As for ferry boats, think of the 150 pax shuttles at the Arizona Memorial. Smaller shuttles and water taxis could serve from Ala Moana and the harbor.

    “No Can” attitude here is those without boats only see a river/canal as a boundary or obstacle. 😐

  18. 3-Prong June 26, 2015 2:22 pm

    SteveM: if No Can das alright,….still get bottles! Cheeee!
    Must be an Aloha Friday. Hehe

  19. 3-Prong June 26, 2015 5:09 pm

    #18 at Pau Hana Time?

  20. Warrior Dave June 26, 2015 5:36 pm

    Hmmmm, since we lost the Obama library in Kakaako, let’s put the new stadium there!! HART going to be pretty close to the site.

  21. kapakahi June 26, 2015 5:58 pm


    Another newcomer?


  22. Ipu Man June 26, 2015 6:14 pm

    methinks all the naysayers against the ala wai golf course becoming the site
    of a stadium are the few who play there. Traffic can be improved by turning
    Kuhio Ave into a one way street same as Kalakaua direction towards Diamond Head. And get rid of those am/pm red cones for the privilege elite on Kapiolani and Kalakaua near the convention center. We all pay taxes even the ones who have to drive the other way…and go in circles trying to make a left turn.

  23. 808warriorfan June 26, 2015 7:08 pm

    It’s going to be a brutal schedule especially w/ Ohio State and Wisconsin on the road and no bye week. Conditioning and depth will be the key this year. If there ever was a year the reserves will have to step up this is the one … Aloha everyone out there in “Warrior-Land” … GO ‘BOWS

  24. Stephen Tsai June 26, 2015 7:42 pm

    I’m not sure on that one.
    I think a lot depends on what happens academically in the next three weeks.

  25. el burro sabio June 26, 2015 8:10 pm

    Personally I’d rather see a stadium on Kaimuki HS site but Ala Wai is right across the street and I don’t golf anymore.

  26. 99club June 27, 2015 3:48 am

    RE: 13

    Roger, that is a great idea! It’d be the next best thing to a campus stadium. And talk about a great date night if they go to a game and are able to simply walk to Waikiki afterwards.

  27. Old School Dave June 27, 2015 6:10 am

    The DOE denies it. but it looks like they’re planning to close down Kaimuki High. Rumors flying around with the students and staff, there. Extending the Kalani High district line to Rainbows Drive Inn, says a lot.

  28. Stephen Tsai June 27, 2015 6:44 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=31575

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