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Work Out At Home Like The Pros: NFL Players, Coaches Offer Home Exercise Tips While Social Distancing

(CBS Local)- With a growing number of states across the U.S. beginning to implement shelter-in-place orders or, at the very least, telling people to stay home and socially distance, people are attempting to adjust. For workout enthusiasts, gyms being closed can be tough as their workouts are often a way to relieve stress, anxiety or just keep their mind clear.

While gyms are closed, it doesn't mean that you can't get a good workout in. Thankfully, several NFL players and coaches have filmed some workouts or workout tips that you can do at home to stay in shape while being safe about social distancing.

First up, Las Vegas Raiders fullback Alec Ingold has a full-body at home workout that you can do anywhere, any time no equipment necessary. The full video with explanations from Ingold is available on the team's site, but here's a quick breakdown:

5 sets x 20 reps each:

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Squats
  • Squat Jumps
  • Pushups
  • Plank Hold

Simple enough right? If you're looking for a different variation or you have more equipment available to you in your home gym, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Steven Nelson has you covered. In the video below, Nelson has a band, agility ladder, stability ball and some fun cheesy workout music with VHS effects to make you feel like you're watching an old-school workout tape.

If that's not your speed, Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coordinator Markus Paul has put together two different videos with tips for staying active at home. The first, below goes over exercises for those without equipment available to them and focuses on core exercises: frog crunches, leg scissors and leg cross crunches.

The second video has some exercises for folks looking to get some shoulder work in. Again, equipment not necessary here, Paul gives you some ideas of objects you can use to add a little bit of weight to the movements.

And finally, for those workout warriors who have a bunch of home equipment available to them, Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Ben Jones has some ideas. Fair warning, they're intense.

These are just some of the ideas that NFL players and coaches have come up with for home workouts. But, it can give a starting point for those looking to stay active while also trying to be safe and maintain social distancing.

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