Posts Tagged ‘Brian Robison’

Many people ask me these days, “What are you doing while this lockout is going on?” My answer sounds simple and boring, “I’ve just been busting my butt by training hard and making sure I’m ready when the time comes.” Although this may sound like a very simple answer, for me it’s a little bit different because I like to pride myself as one of the hardest working people in any sport, let alone the NFL. The last couple of years I took time in the offseason to train with my throwing in track and field. This year I decided to take a little bit of a different approach by just training for football. Although with this lockout dragging on as long as it has, I really wish I would’ve thrown this year, but I honestly think I may be in the best shape I’ve ever been in and hopefully it pays off this season.

Back to the original question and answer, “What are you doing while this lockout is going on?” Every Monday through Thursday I go to Plex Performance where I get my football specific training. We do a lot of things that create explosiveness, quickness, strength, endurance, etc. These are very tough and intense workouts which is why I love them. They are always challenging and different. The two locations I go to are in Stafford, TX. and Willowbrook, TX.  A normal workout at Plex starts with me getting there around 10:30 a.m. and ends when I leave around 1 p.m.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday I do MMA(mixed martial arts) training. These workouts are usually about an hour and a half to two hours long. What I do at these workouts are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. Jiu Jitsu is a type of grappling ground game and Muay Thai is basically kickboxing.  How do these help with football? For me there are many qualities that I can use and translate to football. One of the main things in Jiu Jitsu is learning how to control an opponent, which is also one of the main components to football. Controlling someone’s hands, grip strength, strength endurance, etc. are all things that I can use in football. Muay Thai is big time cardiovascular workouts which help in gaining stamina. Muay Thai also teaches hand-speed, hand-eye coordination, foot movements and how to block someone’s hands. All things that can be used on the football field.  I go to get this training in Magnolia, TX. at Gracie Barra. I recently just earned my Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which I’m proud of.

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook then you know I just finished a 21 day detox where I ate nothing but organic veggies, fruits and meats. Many of my meals consisted of just shakes, which was really tough, but it really helped and I feel great. I was put on this by my nutritionist Jason Ivesdal at Higher Power Training.

In my free time, which you can see really isn’t much time at all, I try to hang out with family and friends. Other than that I like to do a little fishing, play with our dogs(2 labs: Sadie and Drake, Chihuahua: Missy and Chorkie: McLovin), and watch my wife barrel race with her horses. Like I said though, I like to do all this when I get the chance. Oh yeah almost forgot, I love to play Call of Duty on XBOX and Playstation. Mostly Playstation, but I do have both. One last thing I forgot to mention was that we got a new barn built for my wife and her horses which she really needed and wanted.

As you can see My family and I have been very busy during this lockout with many things. I hope that we can get this lockout over with and begin the season for all the fans. I also hope that all the hard work pays off and I can give the Viking fans something to cheer about. I guess after all of this I can leave you with an answer to your question “I’ve just been busting my butt by training hard and making sure I’m ready when the time comes.”

Want to thank Mr. Robison for taking the time out of his busy schedule to write this great article and give Vikings fans and NFL fans an inside look at how he is using his time during this ridiculous lockout!  Skol Vikes!