Carson Wentz Reveals How to Stay in Shape During the Offseason

Photograph by David Michael Howarth

Although football season means strict diets and hours of practice for NFL players, the offseason gives the professionals a chance to experiment with their workouts. For Eagles QB Carson Wentz, that means jumping in the pool.

“I want to do a lot of swimming in the offseason,” Wentz said. “It’s so good on your joints and it’s a heck of a workout.”

While the cardio and condition that comes with swimming is a plus, Wentz is also drawn to the benefits specific to his position. “It’s also a really good shoulder exercise, and that’s obviously good for a quarterback.”

Even better, you don’t have to Michael Phelps to get the intense workout. “I’m not a great swimmer, but it’s just the idea of taking it easy on your joints and on your knees and still getting the cardio.”

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