Condition like a Football Pro

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Condition like a Football Pro

Everybody knows you need cardio to get fit and resistance to see definition. But is that all? Does achieving a football player’s body require nothing more than a few push-ups?

Definitely not.

There are lots of ways to get fit, but certain conditioning drills will help you get that football player’s body you want. Here are 5 ways to condition like a pro football player and see the results you’ve been looking for:

Running Stairs

This is cardio and endurance wrapped into one, with a little agility and dexterity on the side. Running stairs is one of the best workouts for your legs and abs, providing cardio benefits as well as toning effects. It hurts, but it’s worth it.

Sprint/Stride Drills

Interval training to the max. Football players often use this drill to increase their speed and response. You can do this on a treadmill as an interval training exercise. Push yourself hard for 30 seconds, then back off and walk your recovery for another 30 seconds. Then do it all over again.

Body Weight Circuit

Lifting heavy isn’t the only way to condition yourself. Body weight exercises work too. Try some planks, sit-ups, pushups, and dips for a circuit. Do 3 rounds of 15 reps each and see how tight you’ll get over time.


Adding weights to your regimen will give you the muscle you want to see. A combination of incline bench presses, overhead presses, lateral raises, weighted squats, pull-ups, rows, shrugs, dips, and core work will sufficiently cut you up.


That’s right. Stretch. Many athletes incorporate yoga into the regimen to keep themselves limber. Being limber helps you gain strength and speed.

If you want to look like a pro, you have to work out like a pro. Grab your towel and get started.



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