Ok so I need some help. I've been out of the gym for about four months now and I have to be ready to get back on the field(football) in March and I'm way out of shape. I can keep the weight based on the positions I'll be playing but I'll have to be in great cardiovascular condition to play several positions. I know running helps, but who has some really insightful cardio info for someone that needs to be highly conditioned. Are we thinking interval training for time or reps? I would love some direction.
You probably don't want advice from a woman BUT I have some anyways :) definitely work on endurance first that way you don't get so winded and since its football you obviously need to do sprinting bc you are constantly going then stopping. At your gym do you have something called a vortex?? It's a platform with a resistance belt that goes around your waist... That or something similar would be good bc you can sprint and the resistance obviously makes it harder. You can sprint forward or backwards. It works very well!
For football, you should know to run the track, sprint the curves and run the straight aways. Do three four laps of that then walk a lap oflr two. Then ger on the field and do some foot work
Dot drills. They are killer cardio and really help with quickly changing direction. They also work on your balance. That with some endurance running and explosive workout sets is what i did in my football days.
Hey. Have you tried any workouts yet?? Hope it comes along well and good luck this season on the field!