can any of the football players over here, tell me if they train the day before a game or if they just rest.
would it be a bad idea to do a gym session or plyometrics a day before the game?
Thread: Workout before game day
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I need to train the day before events or I don't feel limber.
If I was you I would go for a short jog, just focus on keeping really loose and taking big strides, then do a little bit of dynamic stretching, then some light squats or deads just focusing on perfect form and exploding. Don't get tired though.
04-21-2006, 10:32 PM #10
im not a big fan of doing a workout the day before a game, especially for football. its such a physically demanding sport as it is, you need as much rest as possible. i know for my school we only wear our helmets and do everything 1/2-3/4 speed, cleats optional. we usually just go through our pregame warmups, special teams jog through, 2 minute drill (light), and then walkthroughs. theres no point in risking something the day before a game. if you absolutely have to workout, do it simple light maintenence work, no bulking or anything. 1 day without lifting isnt gonna kill ya.
on the other hand i am a big fan of circuits the day after a game. great for recovery from the minor bumps and bruises you get in the games.