I just graduated from college in the spring, where I was a track and field athlete for 4 years - 200/400m sprinter.
Anyway…since the season ended this past spring, I haven’t done anything physical at all. Nothing. Well, out of boredom and disgust of my newfound laziness, I lifted a few times with my friend, hoping to start doing something again, but I still went back to being a slob.
Now since I started a job, and am almost at the breaking point of going insane from sitting in a cubile for 8-9 hours a day, I decided I need to get back into athletics.
A new semi-pro football team is starting up around where I’m from, and tryouts are being held in January, with the season starting in the spring. I played football from age 7 until I went to college.
What I want to know is: Is there any program I can start right now to get me ready to tryout, and if I made the team, to compete in the spring?
Specifically, I’m looking for something that can get me back into decent enough shape to tryout in 15 weeks, and really good shape (strength,speed,some extra size) to hopefully compete in around 25 weeks.
Now, I think I was in the best shape of my life (so far) during this past spring track season - although my short sprint speed (100m and less) wasn’t as good as in my h.s. football days. So even though I’ve done nothing phyical for the past 4 months or so, I think there should be alot left over in me from then - shouldn’t there?
I’ve been looking over Joe DeFranco’s Westside For Skinny Bastards, as well as another article from his site by Kris Aiken - ‘Pumping Iron for the Gridiron’. But I didn’t want to just jump into these program w/out a plan, and since I’m an idiot, I was hoping someone might have some advice.