Ben Herbert Is a Bad Ass Who Makes His Players Bad Asses, Too

 

Ben Herbert is a bad ass. Period.

“There are two types of athletes,” Herbert, the Arkansas strength and conditioning coach tweeted recently, “those who are humble and those who are about to be.”

And he has been heard to say, “I am Ben Herbert. I transform guys.”

After the fall scrimmage that was open to the public, many Razorback fans in attendance saw some of the transformation for themselves. Here is what Herbert had to say, as it was tweeted, after the scrimmage:

He may not be Chuck Norris or Clint Eastwood or Sylvester Stallone. Ben Herbert may be tougher than any of those tough guys on their best day.

The University of Arkansas has produced a new video featuring Herbert called “Man of Strength.” Before you check out the before and after photos, we think you’ll enjoy this video.

 

Here is a before and after photo of Arkansas Razorback fullback Kiero Small. It’s a before and after picture that would be the envy of any sports club/bodybuilding-system/weight-loss program in the world. The club this picture touts is the Razorback Football Club. The fee is hard work and commitment to transformation. The results are a Body By Herb, and for fans, hopefully wins on the field.

ben herbert is a bad ass and kiero small proves it

Small posted this picture on Instagram and said, “January 14th, 2013-July 25th, 2013 #bodybyherb. Clean eating and hard work #campready.”

Eric Mateos, an assistant coach for the Razorbacks was asked online what he thought about Ben Herbert, and Mateos responded, “Without a doubt the best results I’ve seen. Wish I could watch the players workout but I can’t.”

Here’s more proof for the Ben Herbert is a Bad Ass file – Arkansas Razorback offensive lineman Brey Cook. He’s gone from a baby-face with a scraggly beard to certified Ben Herbert Bad Ass in months. The before and after picture below is from Jan. 14, 2013 to July 25, 2013. Another “#bodybyherb” and notice that the clean eating seems to have helped grow that Maynard G. Krebs-styled facial hair into the real deal.

Ben Herbert is a bad ass and brey cook proves it

Here is a feature on Ben Herbert from the B1G Network we thought you would appreciate.

Here is Herbert’s complete bio, courtesy of the University of Arkansas Department of Athletics:

Ben Herbert is a bad assBen Herbert was announced as Arkansas’ head strength and conditioning coach on Dec. 18, 2012.

Herbert joins the Razorbacks after spending the previous 11 seasons working in strength and conditioning at Wisconsin, including the last four as head strength and conditioning coach. He started his career as an intern during the 2002 season following his playing days at Wisconsin and was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2003. He was involved in all aspects of sports conditioning for the football team during his time with the Badgers.

In his 15 total seasons at Wisconsin, he was part of 14 bowl appearances and five Big Ten championships. The Badgers claimed three straight Big Ten titles and became the first Big Ten team to appear in three straight Rose Bowls since Michigan following the 1976-78 seasons by making the trip to Pasadena following the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons.

During his time with Wisconsin, Herbert helped develop 41 NFL draft picks, including six first-round selections. Defensive end J.J. Watt and offensive tackle Gabe Carminiwere both taken in the first round of the 2011 draft, and offensive guard Kevin Zeitler was picked 27th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012. The Badgers also produced five national individual award winners, including 2012 Doak Walker Award recipient and the NCAA record-holder for career touchdowns Montee Ball, 28 All-America honors and 48 first-team All-Big Ten selections in his 11 seasons on staff in Madison.

Wisconsin’s work with Herbert was evident in the fourth quarters of games, when the Badgers outscored opponents 435-312 from 2009-12. The team’s strength and conditioning work also was apparent late in the season, as Wisconsin was 15-6 in games played in the month of November or later during Herbert’s four years as head strength and conditioning coach and outscored its opponents 870-462 in games played in November, December and January.

Herbert was a four-year letterman on the defensive line at Wisconsin, which won two Rose Bowls during his time as a student-athlete. He holds the Wisconsin bowl record for most tackle for loss and sacks yardage and is tied for the school’s bowl record for sacks after collecting 2.0 sacks for 20 yards lost in the 2000 Rose Bowl victory over Stanford.

A native of Pittsburgh, Herbert earned his bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin in 2002. He is a member of the (NSCA) National Strength and Conditioning Association and the (CSCCA) Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

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12 Responses to “Ben Herbert Is a Bad Ass Who Makes His Players Bad Asses, Too”

  1. Allen_TX_Hog
    August 1, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Get um ready BIG BEN! With your help and their desire to be a champion, we will be champions!

    • Tim Nash
      August 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

      Well said.

  2. Evin Demirel
    August 2, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    One of my most favorite SLA posts ever. Travis Swanson told me that Herbert has been more aggressive than his predecessor Jason Veltkamp in pushing healthy eating. Herbert took all the players to the grocery store, showed them what to eat and has helped them craft customized daily menus if they show interest in eating hardcore healthy.

    Apparently, a few of these #BodyByHerbiphiles are showing interest.

  3. Tim Nash
    August 2, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    This is what our HOGS have been needing. The before/after photos are phenomenal. Makes you wonder why any other “regime” was not transforming these bodies to the physical specimens like this. Ben has absolutely brought a new mental toughness that translates to results in the gym which WILL translate into results on the field. Proud of this staff, proud of this program, and most proud of these players. GO HOGS!!!

  4. Tx-Travler
    August 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    I remember in a previous post where Bielema stated he wanted the offensive line to work on their lower body strength because that was where the offensive line gained the most advantage. It will be interesting to see if Cook can have a breakout year. My one fantasy is to see the Hawgs run it right down the tide’s throat.

  5. Brian
    August 11, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    What’s the purpose of the b cook pic since it Is only a head shot and shows nothing other than he has a tan and longer beard?

    • Gus
      September 2, 2013 at 12:39 am #

      It’s evident from his neck/shoulders he has developed.

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