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Like everyone else this year I made it a point to kick up my physical training.
In fact, I dug out my original training program from Oregon when I used to play football for the Ducks. In the back of my head, I recall how hard the workouts were, but my body hasn’t been a fan of the memory lately. Why? Because I’m training to perform, not just to look good with my shirt off like I have been.
The massive difference between the training I have done over the last six years — since leaving the NFL — and the training I’m getting back into, is the sheer focus on power development; strength and bar speed combined. Since I stopped playing, I haven’t had to focus on the physical attributes it takes to perform on the field of play. The change has been a shock to my system and made me think about all the other athletes out there who may be wasting time in the weight room.
The worst thing an athlete can do is use the weight room as a place to improve his or her reflection in the mirror. If your goal is to lose weight, shred, tone, etc., then you are kidding yourself if you think its going to translate to you being the most powerful athlete in the game.
Because power is the name of the game, and those who have it harness the speed, agility and vertical jump necessary to dominate their competition. Moral of the story: don’t train for show, train for go.
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