In part one of my series discussing how to become an NFL player, I discussed how you need to work hard in school to get good grades and strengthen your mind. In this article I am going to discuss the things you need to do to strengthen your body so you can compete at the professional level.
Think of your body as a vehicle. If you have a vehicle and you do not take care of it, it will break down and be useless. It is the same with your body. For your body to become the vehicle you use to play professional sports, you must take very good care of it. And, you must start taking care of your body immediately. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for you to build the type of body you need to compete in professional sports, particularly in the NFL.
I was lucky and the idea to take care of my body came at a young age when I was just entering high school as a freshman. To build my body strength and stamina, I began weightlifting, eating healthy food, and drinking a ton of water. Doing that was one of the keys to my success as an athlete in high school, college, and the NFL.
Now you may be thinking to yourself, “Why can’t I just take dietary supplements and sports drugs to build up my body?” The answer to this question is that dietary supplements in fact can help you, but you absolutely must stay away from drugs and steroids. They will destroy your body and you need to stay away from them at all costs, even if other players are pressuring you to take drugs or steroids. Don’t do it.
You also need to stay away from recreational drugs, smoking cigarettes, drinking a lot of alcohol and eating junk food. All of these things will hurt your body and kill your chances of making it to the NFL. To be the best of the best, you must build the best body you can, and you must do everything you can to protect it from harm.
In regard to your health, the first thing you must do is get your parents or an adult to help you with your decision to build your body and eat healthy. Once you do that, you need to see a doctor and get information on your physical condition and if you are healthy enough to take dietary supplements. You also need to make sure you are not allergic to any type of dietary supplements.
The second thing you need to do is see a sports nutritionist to help you plan your diet and help you develop correct eating habits for becoming a top athlete. Again, I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to eat healthy and drink a lot of water.
The third thing you need to do is to talk to your team coach and ask about what types of physical training you can do to become a faster and stronger athlete. If you do not have a coach, you should meet with a sports training coach at your local gym and discuss the things you need to do to strengthen your body to become a top athlete. Remember, it is not the job of your coach to make you improve your body. That is your job only and you must take full responsibility for turning your body into that of a professional athlete. Nobody will do it for you.
By following these steps, you will put yourself ahead of the competition and you will build your body into that of a professional athlete.