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MMA workouts key for Stevie Johnson in camp

Posted by johnmurphyshow on July 31, 2013 – 9:36 pm

The Bills catch a break Thursday with a day off at training camp. And they’ve earned it, with four practices in just over two and a half days, the last two in full pads.

Wide receiver Stevie Johnson says the training camp practices have been tough and physical. But in an appearance on The John Murphy Show Wednesday night, Stevie said his grueling offseason workouts in Los Angeles are paying dividends now.

Stevie said the workouts based on MMA principles (Mixed Martial Arts) were particularly helpful in getting him ready for camp.

“The MMA training that I did in LA with Jay Glazer,” he said, “the tempo and the pounding that you take with the medicine ball, and then you’re punching the bags, and then you go to the jump ropes, and you’re continually working and running around. It’s the same kind of mental preparation here, to do those activities.”

BuffaloBills.com traveled to Los Angeles to document Johnson’s offseason workout.

 

Stevie Johnson also said that despite the fact that he injured his back during the workout back in March, he was not hurt while performing any special exercises or routines for the Bills.com camera, as had been reported.

” It could have happened any day,” he said. “It just so happened that it occurred when we were filming. I thought nothing of it. I felt it, but I thought nothing of it. And then little did we know, it ended up being a slight fracture. I wasn’t going harder that day than I did any other day. They got the full regimen of what I was doing.”

The entire radio interview with Stevie Johnson is available here:

 


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