Antonio Brown’s off-season conditioning workout is no joke.
In a recent Instagram post, Brown shared a complete track workout he performed alongside Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Jets wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins. And it looks unpleasant.
The workout features five sprint distances ranging from 50 to 400 meters. As the distance decreases, the number of sets increases, topping off at five. The total workout involves 4,500 meters of sprints, which equates to over 2.75 miles of high-speed work.
This is possible because the workout is broken down into intervals. After each sprint, there’s a rest period twice as long as it should take to complete the sprint. For the 400-meter sprint, the rest period is over three minutes. For 50 meters, it’s 10 seconds. During this period, Brown’s body is able to partially recover, which allows him to perform every sprint at high speed.
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Couldn’t he just go out and run 2.5 miles at a steady pace? Sure, but that wouldn’t do much to improve his football conditioning.
Football is played at high speed in intervals. This workout helps Brown maintain his speed on long and short routes, extended drives and late in the game when conditioning becomes a difference maker. It also builds a solid conditioning base that will allow him to recover faster during training, producing higher intensity and higher quality workouts.
Think you can handle Brown’s workout. Give it a try and let us know what you think by tweeting us @stackmedia.
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