No matter how you got into Australian football, whether watching games on your www.directstartv.com channels or seeing some scrums in action, if you want to play you’re going to have to train before you get on the field. Here are some tips for ringing in the new year ready to play football:
Cardio, Cardio, Cardio: Many people think Australian ball is all about the toughness but if you can’t keep up with your teammates you’ll never have the opportunity to block. Run and row, if possible, to build strength and stamina.
Resistance Training: This doesn’t just mean weights. Invest in resistance bands and work with someone else who can provide a human force – that’s the best way to get accustomed to what it feels like when you’re struggling for the ball.
Yoga: Yes, yoga. The bets football players are extremely light on their feet as well as flexible and American yoga is a great way to accomplish these goals. You’ll feel calmer and balanced and when you hit the field you’ll be a force to be reckoned with. Just trust us on this one.