Football Workouts

Today's top NFL and college stars know to excel in the game of football it's important to build lean muscle mass and deliver energy that together provide the power to make or break a tackle, elude a defender or catch an opponent. Become an elite football player by developing and fine tuning the skills and attributes specific to your position with football workouts. These include linear speed, side-to-side movements and strong hands for running backs, wide receivers, defensive backs, linebackers and safeties. Quarterbacks need great field vision and the ability to make accurate short and long passes. Offensive linemen develop supreme blocking abilities, while their defensive counterparts hone strong tackling skills. Master these skills by reading about and watching the football workouts of today's top pros and integrating them into your routine.

Latest in Football Workouts

Eddie George's Recovery Workout for Football Players

During his career in the NFL (1996-2004), Eddie George did things no other player did—because he trained in a way no other player trained. ...

By: Brandon Hall

12 Workout Warriors Poised for Big Things in the 2015 NFL Season

Football is one of the most physically demanding sports on Earth, so every athlete who plays in the NFL has to train hard during the off-season. B...

By: Jordan Zirm

Marcus Mariota's Speed and Strength Workout

Marcus Mariota's Speed Workout  Before he was picked second overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, Marcus Mariota charged up his already lightning-fast spee...

By: Andy Haley

Get in Shape for Football Season with These Conditioning Workouts

Football conditioning is important for performance. Football is an activity that requires repeated high-intensity activities. Athletes must be in shape...

By: John Cissik

2015 Summer Training Guide: Football

Football summer training program by Todd Durkin, owner of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego and trainer to Drew Brees, LaDainian Tomlinson, Darren Sprol...

By: Andy Haley

Latest Videos in Football Workouts

Real Workouts: Jared Allen

NFL All-Pro defenisve end Jared Allen teams up with strength and conditioning coach Chip Smith for an intense off-season workout.

Patrick Peterson's Uphill Speed Ladder Workout

Learn about the Uphill Speed Ladder Drill performed by All-Pro CB Patrick Peterson during his off-season workouts.

Patrick Willis' Homegrown Off-Season Workout

Premier NFL middle linebacker Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers offers a taste of his "homegrown" workout during the off-season.

NaVorro Bowman Shoulder-Strengthening Superset

To achieve peak strength and conditioning for the NFL season, All-Pro LB NaVorro Bowman performs a Rear Delt Fly-Kettlebell Swing superset during his off-season workouts.

Real Workouts: NaVorro Bowman

NFL All-Pro LB NaVorro Bowman is one of the hardest working players in the game. See for yourself in this installment of "Real Workouts," featuring the high impact inside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers.