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Dawson Health: Stay fit with a football summer workout
Three full-body exercises to do in your own backyard
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For many, the last few months of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a perfect excuse to sit on the couch, watch Netflix and snack as a past time. Now, with restrictions getting slowly lifted off of what we can and can’t do, you might be thinking that it’s time to get back into shape. 

Lucky for us, Dawson County High School football coaches have been sending their athletes different daily workouts that they can do to stay in shape from the comforts of their own homes. 

In June, Dawson County Tigers Safety and rising senior Joey Glover, went through the team’s core workout for the Dawson County News so that anyone can learn how to get in shape. 

Body Squat

  1. Stand straight up with your feet a little further out from your hips

  2. Make sure your feet a slightly open 

  3. Squat down, keeping your back at a 90-degree angle 

  4. Explode up from the squat

  5. Repeat until you’ve done 20 

“I like body squats because it contains a lot of muscle work and cardio,” Glover said. “It’s great for your vertical and long jump which is key for a multi-sport player like myself.” (Glover also runs the 100 meter and long jump for the track team). 

Inchworm Push-Ups

  1. Stand straight up

  2. Touch your toes

  3. Slowly Crawl Your arms forward until you are in push up position 

  4. Do a pushup 

  5. Slowly crawl your arms back to your feet 

  6. Repeat until you’ve done 20 

“Inchworm push-ups are a great hamstring exercise and contain a little bit of tricep and chest exercises as well,” Glover said. “This is a great exercise to do before running and squatting.”

Burpees

  1. Stand Straight up 

  2. Crouch down so knees are in front of you

  3. Put hands on the ground

  4. Kick legs back into push up position

  5. Do a pushup 

  6. Come back to the crouch position

  7. Jump up from crouch position, extending hands up to the sky. 

  8. Repeat until you’ve done 20 

“Burpees are great cardio and a good core exercise,” Glover said. “This is great to get your heart rate up before workouts and to make your core look great.” 

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