It's easy to get hyped-up for the opening kickoff. It gets much harder to keep focus when you've played in a closely matched game against an opponent who wants to win just as badly as you. That's why building conditioning is the most important physical aspect for any football player 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.
Checkout the workout below and get ready for a lung burner:
Here's an overview of the workout to follow along at home:
- Mountain Climbers
- Plank Jacks
- 2 Shuffle Burpee - repeat
- Traveling Plank Up and Down
Three rounds for time:
- 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.
Xenith At-Home Workout Essentials