5 At Home Strength Workouts for Football Players
Strength training is essential for football players to optimize on-field performance. If you have access to a gym, there’s a number of great moves you can do to improve your strength, but the you can still achieve strength goals with or without equipment.
Using no exercise equipment and at no cost to an athlete, bodyweight training is an effective way to build strength while allowing the flexibility to workout anywhere; at home or on the road. Utilizing body weight for strength training most closely represents what a player will be armed with on the field: their body. Utilizing body weight strength training during the off season allows an athlete to increase their speed, range of motion and proprioception. This training is also important at lowering an athlete's risk of injury. Athletes who utilize bodyweight training strengthen their connective tissues and can withstand the onslaught of a tough football season.
You are already familiar with many bodyweight training exercise. Pushups, squats, dips, and crunches are just a few things you are able to do without walking into a gym.
Lower body strength training will focus on speed, agility, and explosiveness. Upper body strength training will focus on power, size, and endurance. All of these exercises are specifically tailored to maximize on-field performance in create a well-rounded athlete.
Checkout our top 5 at home workouts for strength below
- 10 Push-ups superset with 10 clap push-up
- 30 Squats superset with 30 pulse squats
- 20 Dips superset with 20 close-grip push-ups
- Stationary Lunges – 20 reps each side
- 30 Leg raises superset with 30 sec. Plank
Use these workouts to build strength from your home and make sure you’re ready for when the season arrives.
For more at home workouts, check out our blog “5 at home workouts to build speed in football players”
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