LSU Tigers report back to training; will follow protocols
Two days ago the LSU Tiger football squad got back to work with weight room workouts to prepare for what everyone hopes to be a full grid iron season.
The workouts, which are voluntary at this time, will be utilized to ensure that the players are ready for the beginning of actual football practices that are supposed to begin in mid-July. Prior to Tuesday, the players were on their own in terms of keeping up their strength programs, with only an exercise manual give by strength and conditioning coordinator Tommy Moffitt as a guide.
To start, Moffitt and the strength and conditioning staff will consult previous data and use technology to find out which players stayed on track and which players did not. From there the team will be split into groups according to their different fitness levels and train them until their goals are met.
“One group is going to be people that were able to do everything we wanted them to do,” Moffitt said last month. “There’s going to be another group of people that were not able to do anything.”
The workouts will have one caveat: Covid-19 guidelines. First and foremost, players will have to enter the facility from one door only and have their temperature checked on a daily basis.
If any player shows signs or symptoms of the virus, they will have to isolate and contact tracing protocols will be put in place.
The number of players allowed in the facility at one time is 20 or less. Therefore, Moffitt will split the squad into six groups and stagger them throughout the day.
Players will not be required to wear masks, however, the racks used for weight lifting will be spread 10 feet apart. All equipment will be sprayed down with disinfectant after each session. If a person on a rack shows symptoms, the entire group on that rack could be quarantined.
Moffitt believes that about 85% of the players will show up in shape.