What Every Player Should Add to Their Off-Season Football Fitness Program

What’s the best way to prepare for the upcoming football season? If you were to run that question past 100 different trainers, you might get 100 different answers.

With that being said, from a strength training perspective, I’m willing to bet that most of them would agree with the concepts I’m going to share with you today.

When our clients get trained for their NFL pro days and the NFL Combine, their regimens include two fundamental things, regardless of the facility where they’re being trained:

1. Functional movement assessments

2. Periodization

Just because you’re not paying thousands of dollars to get trained in the off-season, doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of these concepts.

To maximize your potential in the game of football, you need to be powerful, strong, explosive, fast, quick, and have the muscle mass to absorb the punishment you’re going to take on the field.

You also need to correct functional deficiencies that might be limiting your physical abilities or putting you at-risk for injuries.

Besides, you can’t make plays on the sidelines, right?

You want to make sure your off-season training regimen helps you in “all” of these areas. Otherwise, you’re probably leaving some of your potential on the table, and you don’t want to do that.

To get the most out of you off-season football fitness program, I recommend that you incorporate periodization and functional movement assessments into it.

Before the players start the “meat and potatoes” of the training programs, their trainers will normally put them through tests to reveal their physical weaknesses and movement deficiencies.

From there, they’re assigned correctional exercises designed to fix these issues.

Note: What I’m giving you today are “concepts,” and should ยูฟ่าเบทnot be taken literally as an exact training regimen for you. To get the most out of your program, it needs to be tailored to your physical strengths, weaknesses, and goals. On top of that, the