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How much conditioning should a football player be doing in-season?

Hopefully, you are practicing at a high tempo, whether it is contact or non-contact. This is the best way to get in shape to play. Typically, your hardest running (and practice) days are the first three days of the prep week. These days can incorporate some extra running for recovery and light to medium conditioning purposes if needed. The day after a game is a good day to run to help accelerate your recovery.  Again, you will get the real conditioning at practice - however if needed, allow pre or post practice running to augment your conditioning on the field.

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