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Football games are often won or lost in the 4th quarter, and if you look at the dynasties who consistently win against tough opponents, one of the major pieces that set them apart is how well conditioned the team is.
It's easy for a football team to be hyped up for the opening kickoff, with the roar of the crowd and a whole game ahead of them. It gets much harder to keep focus when you've played 3 long quarters, play in and play out, grinding in a closely matched game against an opponent who wants to win as bad as you. Fatigue sets in and the winner will undoubtably be the football team who will make fewer mistakes.
That is why conditioning is the number one most important physical aspect any football player cannot overlook when entering their season. If you don't hit the ground running in the best shape during training camp, you'll be far behind even before the depth chart is set.
In the current global situation, only some of us have access to a full field for training; for you lucky ones, head over to our 9 field training for speed and conditioning. However, if you're confined to your home, we've got 5 workouts you can do to continue developing your conditioning to make sure you can go for 4 quarters when late August comes and you're facing your cross-town rival football team.
Checkout the below and get ready for a lung burner.
3 rounds for time
- Mountain Climbers
- Plank Jacks
- 2 Shuffle Burpee - repeat
- Traveling Plank Up and Down
- 1st Round - 30 seconds each
- 2nd Round - 45 seconds each
- 3rd Round - 1 minute each
Conditioning is the toughest part of any workout routine; no one likes to be gasping for air, feeling their entire body burn as lactic acid builds up in their system but it is a necessary evil for success. The difference. between the .500 teams and those who will run the table during playoffs lies in their conditioning preparation now, and the ability to embrace discomfort. Get after it and #WinYourHomeGame.
Xenith At-Home Workout Essentials