This is the second installment of a series of blogs focusing on the professional athletes training at Emerge, including what they consider the most important part of their diet and their training regimen.
This week Rams offensive lineman Jason Brown and Drew Miller answer a few questions….
The six questions (and answers) are as follows:
1) What do you consider the most important part of your diet as an athlete?
Jason: Making sure I get 1 gram of protein per pound of lean body mass from lean, organic meats.
Drew: Maintaining weight while eating healthy.
2) As a professional football player, what is the most important part of your training regimen?
Jason: Conditioning. Most people don’t realize how grueling playing for a whole game is, between 60 and 80 plays. Sustaining through a long season can be tough.
Drew: Training explosively and keeping my legs strong.
3) What is one shared characteristic of athletes who make it to the next level.
Jason: Work ethic and mental and physical readiness.
Drew: A dedication to training and working hard
4) What supplement do you consider the most important part of your diet?
Jason: Omega 3 fish oils for reducing inflammation and joint health, which is key for offensive lineman.
Drew: Protein for muscle gain before bed and recovery after workout.
5) How important is functional training in finding success in your sport?
Jason: Fundamental. If you can’t utilize the full potential of your body and have it carry over to the field, your strength becomes useless.
Drew: Extremely. Being able to create power in the positons you find yourself in on the field is the most important thing you can do.
 6) What is your most hated exercise at Emerge?
Jason: A crawling plank while dragging the sled with your legs.
Drew: A lateral walking surrender with a front loaded barbell. (10x worse than a walking lunge)
Next week the Ram’s Jacob bell and Bradley Fletcher will be on the hot seat answering the same set of questions.
Matt Pirtle, MA, CSCS