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New NFL Training Methods

New NFL Training Methods

You wouldn’t expect burly guys to love Half Moons and Half Tortoises. But Bikram is no standard yoga. This athletic variation of the practice is 90 minutes of hardcore stretches performed in a 105-degree room with 40% humidity. Bikram forces participants to simultaneously stretch and work on their balance, improving blood flow, and building strength and flexibility while also cleansing the body of toxins. No wonder the Pittsburgh Steelers added hot yoga as optional workouts years ago. And according to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards, Bikram is “the way to go” to increase the stamina needed for this position. “I couldn’t last 20 minutes, at first. You really have to be mentally strong [to do it].” He’s since learned how to improve his breathing techniques.

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