The Peyton Manning training program has helped him to become arguably the greatest quarterback of all time.
Manning, born March 24, 1976, is an professional football quarterback who has spent the majority of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. His father is the former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and his brother is quarterback Eli Manning. He has won the NFL MVP award four times and led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl Victory in 2007. In 2009 he was listed by The Sporting News as the No. 1 player in the NFL and the player of the decade by Fox Sports.
The Peyton Manning training routine is split into three sections:
1. ABDOMINAL ROUTINE 2. AGILITY TRAINING 3. WEIGHT TRAINING
ABDOMINAL ROUTINE Seated Medicine Ball Throws - 1x15 Partner Med Ball Rotation Throws - 1x8 each side Lateral Partner Med Ball Rotation Throws - 1x8 each side Med Ball Toe Touches - 1x15
Flexibility - Have a partner bring each stretch to a point of slight tension, then hold. Perform directional stretches on both sides. 1x15 seconds. Bartholomew – We like to get a nice, quick stretch with Peyton as part of his warm-up. We are opening his hips and really stretching his hamstrings so that when he goes on to his agility work, he doesn’t pull anything.
AGILITY TRAINING Reactive Tennis Ball Shuffle • Assume athletic stance facing partner who’s five yards away • As partner rolls tennis ball left and right, continuously shuffle in each direction • Lower hips and retrieve ball; throw it back to partner Sets/Duration: 3x15 seconds. Pass Drop with Overspeed • Perform pass drop with partner providing resistance from behind with bungee • Upon setting up, step up in pocket against resistance • Shuffle from side to side like you’re avoiding pass rush • Simulate pass downfield .Reps: 4. Pass Drop with Bungee Resistance • Perform pass drop with partner providing resistance from front with bungee • Upon setting up, step up into pocket, keeping eyes down field • Shuffle from side to side like you are avoiding pass rush • Tuck ball and sprint toward partner .Reps: 4. Mini Hurdle Shuffle • Set up eight mini hurdles in a row, each a foot apart • With back to row of hurdles, assume pocket stance with ball high, knees slightly bent and eyes downfield [over left shoulder for right-handed QBs] • Without allowing feet to come together, shuffle backward with small steps in and out of hurdles • At end of row, repeat forward Advanced: Have partner stand downfield providing visual cues. Change direction as he points to his left or right. Sets/Reps: 4x5 changes of direction. Speed Ladder Straight Run: One Foot ,One foot in each box, Straight Run: Two Feet, Two feet in each box, Hop Scotch, In hopping fashion, land both feet simultaneously in each box, then both feet simultaneously outside each box. For second rep, perform drill in every other box. Ickey Shuffle Two feet in each box, one foot out in diagonal shuffle, Reps: 2x each drill.
STRENGTH TRAINING The Superset Dumbbell Bench • Lie with back on bench; hold dumbells near front of shoulders • Keeping elbows tight to ribs, drive dumbbells to ceiling until arms are straight • Lower dumbbells to start position with control; repeat for specified reps, Sets/Reps: 4x6. Back Hypers • Assume position on Back Hyper machine with legs locked into place and body bent 90 degrees • Raise upper body until chest is parallel to ground • Lower with control; repeat for specified reps Sets/Reps: 3x8-10. Tricep Pushdown Dropset • Perform 10 Tricep Pushdowns keeping elbows tight to ribs • Decrease weight 10 to 15 pounds; immediately perform 10 more reps • Decrease weight 10 to 15 pounds; immediately perform 10 more reps Sets/Reps: 2x10+10+10. Hamstring Curl with Single-Leg Negative • Lie on Hamstring Curl machine with legs locked under pad • Explosively contract hamstrings by curling both heels to butt • With right leg only, lower weight with control until leg is straight • Repeat for specified reps. Perform with left leg, Sets/Reps: 2x5 each leg.