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NFL Strength Training Moves That Will Strengthen & Tone

by Zamst

We looked at some killer NFL strength training moves athletes incorporate into their routine. Here are some of our favorites that will help you tone and tighten, especially in between food and football the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend!

Resisted High Knees
-In an opposite-leg & knee pattern, drive your knees and opposite hand up as quickly as possible while a partner holds a resistance band behind you.

*Go for 20 yards

Chained Push-ups
-Assume the push-up position (see above in marathon section for push-up form) with heavy chains positioned across back and perform as many controlled reps as possible

Dumbbell Push-Up-to-Row
-Get into push-up position on the floor with hands gripping the dumbbells
-Perform push up and at the top row with your right arm
-Perform push up again and at the top row with your left arm

Kettlebell Lateral Lunge
-Begin standing with feet shoulder-width apart while holding a kettle bell with both hands in front of you
-Step to the right with your right foot and lower hips into a lateral lunge
-Driving thought the hip, return to the start position and repeat on the left side

Side Plank
-Lying on your side with elbow underneath your body & body straight, rise onto your elbow and the outside of your left or right foot
-Repeat on opposite side
Try to hold anywhere from 30-90 seconds

What’s your favorite NFL strength training move? 

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Gina Leslie
NESTA Trainer & SAQ Specialist
ISSA Fitness & Sports Nutrition Specialist

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