Maybe you don’t play in the NFL. Maybe you don’t even watch football. But we can all agree that football players put massive amounts of stress on their bodies, so training is critical. And really, we can all train like a football player, using major muscle groups that will support our activities on and off the field.
As a personal trainer, I like to keep things interesting for my clients and seasonal changes are a great time to spice up your workout. So why not toss in some football-inspired exercises to kick off Fall?
I recently teamed up with my friend Corey Rose from 9News to hammer out some training tips that you can do at home, at work or during halftime. Check it out:
You may recognize some of these exercises from our boot camp classes. But for football training, we’ve added some twists. So instead of a straight lunge, we’ve added resistance bands. Pushups roll into pushups (feel that core? OHHHH YEAHHHH). And bursts of power from sprints will have you moving like an athlete, even if it’s just in the back yard.
As always, these exercises are made for functional training. So whether you’re catching a pass or chasing the kids, your body is ready to move like you need it to, and be less prone to injury in the process.
And as temperatures drop and you’re trading your running shoes for snowshoes, check out this little bit I did with the Denver Post to prep for backcountry adventures this winter.