Saturday, October 2, 2010

Orakpo on Plyometrics

ASHBURN, VA - AUGUST 03: Defensive end Brian Orakpo #98 of the Washington Redskins watches practice during training camp August 3, 2009 in Ashburn, Virginia.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Orakpo, who became a father this summer, has developed a rigorous Monday workout routine based on plyometrics, a type of exercise that develops both speed and power. He'll do backpedals, sidesteps, lunges and then sprint up and down a hill as many as 10 times — on a day when nearly every player is sore from the game the day before. "It helps me get the juices flowing, get all the soreness out," Orakpo said. "Then I get that day off on Tuesday."

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