REED CITY \u2014 Practices started this week for Reed City but last week\u2019s dead time illustrated how important life in the weight room remains for football players. During last week\u2019s deadtime, players were still allowed to condition and lift weights on their own. Fullback Jon Green was among the faithful weight-lifters continuing his summer routine. He said he lifts weights three to four times a week during the summer and during the school year, five to six times a week. While he\u2019s in the weight room, Green bench presses, squats and partakes in other lifts. Weightlifting routines, along with making a athlete stronger, \u201cmakes you faster and less injury prone,\u201d Green said. It\u2019s his third year of following this routine. He also has some weights at home. Green runs track in the spring and wrestles in the winter. Weight-lifting especially benefits him in football, he said. This week \u201cwe go into more of a regular practice,\u201d he said. Football coach Monty Price said he\u2019s been pleased with his team\u2019s weight-room habits and attendance. The last few years, the kids have bought into the pitch that a bigger, faster and strong player makes a better player and makes a more successful player, Price said. \u201cIn the last three years, we\u2019ve had our best participating in the summer program. I think that\u2019s a direct result of our success.\u201d The Coyotes have been 9-0 the past two regular seasons.