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Former NFL star Greg Jennings is now planning for a bodybuilding profession.

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The career of an NFL-wide receiver depends on speed, timing, precision and communication. During Greg Jennings' most 10-year career, these attributes helped him get 571 catches, 8,291 yards, 64 TDs, two Pro Bowl appearances, and a Super Bowl ring.

In 2007 Jennings was at the end of the Hall of Fame. QB Brett Favre was the 420th and 421st career touchdown.

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Then there was his signature performance with the Super Bowl XLV. Jennings and quarterback Aaron Rodgers joined the Pittsburgh Steelers for four receptions, 64 meters and two touchdowns in Green Bay Packers 31-25.

"This is perhaps the only game in which I can say my entire statistical line from above," says Jennings.

But everyone has a moment when timing isn't quite there – in the case of Jennings, his first Lambeau jump in 2006, when the touchdown-celebrating choreography turned out to be a little uncomfortable.

"When they showed it in the movie room, my head was in a lap," admits Jennings. "The person is holding a beer while their hand is on my head. It just didn't look good."

Jennings no longer jumps or runs. "As soon as the football is over, it says," OK, no, I'm not running anymore, "he says. Now the Fox Sports analyst is attacking the weight room, like he did with cornerbacks, to get into bodybuilding with the aim of stepping onto the stage of an amateur fitness competition in 2020.

"I will take bodybuilding as far as I can," says Jennings (35). "Or how far my wife will allow me to build my physique."

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PHYSICAL RECEIVER

Jenning's determination to become a bodybuilder isn't the only thing that affects his body after football – he also had to keep up with his wife, who runs at a distance. "Out of the blue, she ran a marathon," he says. "That was another reason why I was asked to try something different."

Jennings & # 39; training style has changed since he left the NFL in 2015. In search of aesthetics – wider shoulders, larger biceps, tighter abdominal muscles – he quickly left the CrossFit workouts he completed as a professional and switched to the popular Athlean X program by celebrity trainer Jeff Cavaliere.

"Jeff made it look so simple," says Jennings. "I was skeptical at first. But when I looked through the programs, I thought, "The stuff works – it's real."

He has now switched to bodybuilding-focused training. And he saw extreme changes.

"I think the first noticeable difference was my back," says Jennings. “It was like, 'Man, I'm finally getting a definition of how I want it on my back. & # 39; And then when I looked at my front side, I noticed that I was getting fuller – my pectoral muscles were lifting, my abdominal muscles were I started to pop and my arms were getting fuller. "

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READY FROM THE GAME TO THE STAGE

At home in Minnesota, Jennings trains with his trainer Chris Kaeding, a former bodybuilder. He spends no more than an hour in each of his four weekly workouts, which are divided into a lower body workout and a push-and-pull workout each week.

Even though he doesn't have a specific bodybuilding show in mind, he realizes that his training doesn't have to be long and intense to be effective. "I'm just starting to learn," he says. "I try to stay consistent to see what works."

At 200 pounds, Jennings keeps his diet at around 3,400 calories a day (40% protein, 35% carbohydrates, 25% fats). With the physical changes come the compulsive measures he is now taking to maintain these gains. He always travels with his portable rice cooker, steams his chicken and vegetables, and cooks a plate of rice every night in his hotel room.

"I always have to ask the hotels to bring an extra fridge and microwave so I can only heat my meals," he says. "Lifting is the fun part – it's what everyone gets involved with, but your body is starting to make these changes based on your diet, diet, and intake. So those are the priorities that matter to me."

He got past soccer, but when he shoots for the bodybuilding phase, bread is now Jennings' culinary victim.

"I ordered a room service salmon," he says. "They came and brought it with a plate of bread. I had to return the bread and butter. It was as if the bread was just looking at me. I couldn't have it there.

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Greg Jennings full body workout

For each move, Jennings will install as many warm-up sets as he thinks necessary, and gradually increase the weight of each set for about three repetitions until he gets his working sets.

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Greg Jennings full body workout
Day 1 (pull)
exercise
to adjust
representative
Chest-supported T-Bar range
1
6-10
Chest-supported T-Bar range
1
12-20
Dual cable pulldown
1
6-10
Dual cable pulldown
1
12-20
Pull the rack
1
6-10
Pull the rack
1
12-20
Reverse flye
1
3 (hold 20 seconds)
Cable curl
2
8-15

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Greg Jennings full body workout
Day 2 (lower body)
exercise
to adjust
representative
Seated hamstring curl
1
6-10
Seated hamstring curl
1
12-20
Raised heel safety bar Squat
1
6-10
Raised heel safety bar Squat
1
12-20
Bulgarian split squat
1
to fail

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Greg Jennings full body workout
Day 3 (push)
exercise
to adjust
representative
Oblique weight press
1
6-10
Oblique weight press
1
12-20
Weighted dip
1
6-10
Weighted dip
1
12-20
Lift the upper half of the barbell sideways
3
15-6
Cable standing on the side
3
15-6
Crossover cable triceps extension
1
6-10
Crossover cable triceps extension
1
12-20
Overhead cable triceps extension
1
6-10
Overhead cable triceps extension
1
12-20

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Greg Jennings full body workout
Day 4 (lower body)
exercise
to adjust
representative
Lying leg curl
1
6-10
Lying leg curl
1
12-20
Romanian deadlift barbell
1
6-10
Romanian deadlift barbell
1
12-20
Dumbbell hip joint
3
6-10
Dumbbell hip joint
3
12-20
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