Football players work out almost every day and twice on Sunday to stay in peak physical shape to match the demands of the game. As a professional athlete, you essentially live in the weight room and spend as much time in there as you would anywhere else throughout the week.
Sometimes, it can get a bit old going in and out of the same place for days on end. So that’s why it must be a refreshing changeup for Chargers players to see that they’ll have the chance to workout outside for the duration of the season. Below is a video of Chargers strength coach John Lott taking a quick tour of what the Bolts’ outdoor weight room looks like as the team attempts to distance the weights and machines from each other which will, in turn, help keep the players as safe as possible when not between the lines.
Sittin on ready... Rocking on go!! Bolt Up!!! @Chargers @DerwinJames @AustinEkeler @TyrodTaylor @MelvinIngram @Isaacrochell90 @Keenan13Allen pic.twitter.com/V3YL4MBZ3w— John Lott (@JohnRLott) July 24, 2020
This is where our @Chargers @Keenan13Allen @AustinEkeler @TyrodTaylor offense will train for training camp! Holler at your boy!! Bolt Up!! pic.twitter.com/zaqp7WuIuy— John Lott (@JohnRLott) July 24, 2020
Man, I would do a lot of questionable things to get the chance to work out in an environment like that. It just HITS different. Take my word for it. Guys like Austin Ekeler, Derwin James, and Keenan Allen are all going to have a ball with this setup.
Now for today’s links.
Chargers are planning to host a live post show after the Hard Knocks premiere on August 11 (Chargers.com)
Chris Hayre takes a look at the 2020 Chargers specialists (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez discusses Anthony Lynn’s latest thoughts on the QB competition (The Chargers Wire)
Jason Reed lists the greatest Chargers to ever wear #52 (Bolt Beat)
Kevin Seifert discusses training camps and how things will potentially shake out (ESPN)
Brad Gagnon tries a re-do of the 2014 NFL draft (Bleacher Report)
Jason La Canfora breaks down the latest with S Jamal Adams (CBS Sports)
12 Rookies have tested positive for the coronavirus (Bleacher Report)
Mike Florio reports on the idea that NFL teams may keep an emergency quarterback in quarantine during the season (Pro Football Talk)
NFL Nation talks which NFL teams got better, worse, or stayed the same over the offseason (ESPN)