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What lifts can I do the day after a game?

A great workout for the day after the game could include a continuous circuit of upper, lower and total body exercises with very light weight and higher reps. Select 15-20 exercises that address the entire body. Do 1 set of each exercise for 10-15 reps and rest only as long as it takes to go to the next exercise. No need to rush, but don't necessarily rest between exercises. It's always a benefit to alternate muscle groups from exercise to exercise; this will increase the variety of exercise selection and flush your body of the waste products that accumulate from competing. The workout in it's entirety should take no more than 20 minutes. 

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