When people think of football strength training many people think of traditional exercises such as bench press and squats.

Some high school programs are taking a different approach, like this Texas High School that is incorporating yoga into it’s program. Yoga adds flexibility which is necessary because it plays a role in speed and overall health of the team. The important part of any program is the buy-in from the team and when asked about the yoga program, one player said:

“Flexibility, something that we all need, and me personally, my hamstring, so I’m glad we’re doing it.”

 

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Austin Hersh