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Eagles’ Secret New Conditioning Program Reason For Team Health

Chip Kelly has worked to transform the Philadelphia Eagles into the fastest, most well conditioned team in the NFL. And the couple of injuries the team has on the injury report are so minor — you have to wonder if it’s something in their water. Well, it may not be in their water… but it is being kept secret in the weight room.



Kelly, his staff and the players have been reluctant to talk about the programs, especially sports science coordinator Shaun Huls and his methods. The Eagles coach credited the players and how they have embraced the program and some of its abnormalities, such as an extra day of practice. “We practice on Tuesday. Who else is practicing on Tuesday?” defensive end Clifton Geathers said. “But you can’t tell a dog to hunt if he never hunted before. We grind every day believing in something that we never did before.”

Extra practice doesn’t sound like such a bad idea — but that’s no secret. What else are they doing?

“Peeing every day and getting hydrated. I do a [urine] test every single day. But there isn’t much more I can tell you – from the things that we wear to the sports science.”

TMI man! TMI. What else?

Kelly and his staff have educated the players on the obvious benefits of eating the right foods and getting enough sleep. But there’s much more to the sports science angle. Players wear heart monitors during practice and have their body temperatures regularly monitored. LeSean McCoy was spotted wearing white booties with odd-looking cushions in the locker room on Thursday but asked a reporter not to photograph them because he said Kelly wouldn’t like it.

Ahh… there we go. McCoy is obviously wearing some gear to help build muscle in supporting areas — I wonder if they look like this. Who knows. He has looked extremely explosive this year, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s something like that.

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