The Redskins off season weight lifting program begins in the middle of March. There are about twelve weeks of intense work spent with the team. Most players choose to spend the time with the Redskins strength and conditioning staff because they do a tremendous job preparing the training and workouts. Many player contracts are laced with an "off season workout bonus," which is also strong incentive to be there. Workouts are four days a week, everyday involves position specific drills and lifts for maximum improvement. Through the blog I'll try to provide a four part series of what I'm doing to get ready for this season.
A workout for me at Redskins Park usually lasts a little over two hours. We spend close to an hour on the field. Some days our work on the field is conditioning, and others (like in the video below) are working on speed and quickness. Typically, a little more than an hour is spent in the weight room.
- Part 1: Speed and Quickness
- Part 2: Lower Body Lifting
- Part 3: Conditioning
- Part 4: Upper Body Lifting