“ To be able to lead others, a man must be willing to go forward alone”
I don’t want to do what’s popular. I want to do what’s right. That’s how I was raised and that’s how I’ll be until the day I die.
This is a workout I still utilize today. People fail to realize that the goal as a professional athlete is ultimately to be as healthy as possible while still performing at a high level and this workout will give great results, but also has movements incorporated that will show benefits in your everyday life and long term health!
NFL Athlete Workout
|Part 1: Lift||Sets X Reps||Tempo||Rest|
|1A. Step Ups||4×10 each leg||Moderate|
|1B. Step-Up Jumps||4×10 each leg||Moderate||1min|
|2A. Walking Lunge with Dumbbells||4 x 10 each leg||Moderate|
|2B. Glute Hamstring Raise
||4 x 10
|Hamstring Curl on Ball||4 x 15/ 15 single leg, 15 double leg||Fast||1min
|Standing Calf Raise (4 sec. pause at bottom stretch position)||4 x burn||Slow||1min
|1A. Medicine Ball Rotary Twist||3 x 50||Fast|
|1B. Ab Bicycle Twists at 45-degrees||3 x 100||Fast||1min|
|2A. Hollow Hold, 5 seconds||3 x 15||Fast|
|2B. Crossover Crunch||3 x 30/30||Fast||1min|
|Part 2. Speed Power||Sets X Reps||Tempo||Rest|
|Single Leg Jump Rope||6 x 30 sec. on each leg||1min|
|5-yard Side Shuffle||4 x 15 sec||Explosive||1min|
|6-inch Hurdle Step Out||4 x 15 sec||Explosive||1min|
|Split Squat Jumps||4×10 each leg||Explosive||1min|
|Squat Jumps||4 x 10||Explosive||1min|
|Tuck Jumps||4 x 10
|300 Yard Short Shuttle Conditioning (25 yards and back, 6 times)||3 Reps||Quick||2min
Having a proper diet is the hardest things for most people to master, and I honestly feel its because of the added stress we put on ourselves when tying one. Every person is unique and it’s important to be mindful of what works for you. My best results have come when I’ve simply ate a balanced whole food diet that was plant based (meaning vegetables were a large portion of each meal. I still eat meat). Also making sure that the sources of your proteins and vegetables are of the best quality. This honesty makes so much difference, and your body will thank you over time.
Finally cut the sugar. Unless it’s a natural source I’ve found sugar (and alcohol) to be the most harmful things to my body, from holding water weight, to swelling and of course weight gain.