Aaron Rodgers Cuts Out Golf, Comes In Lighter

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Aaron Rodgers and Matt Cain golfing

Big news out of the Green Bay Packers’ first day of OTAs? Not really, but there was one nugget that’s mildly interesting. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked about his he is continuing to refine his offseason routine.

Last year, Rodgers cut dairy from his diet. This year, he’s cut out golf. Mostly, anyways.

Rodgers did play in the Pebble Beach Pro Am in February, but other than, he says he’s been focused on training.

“It’s fun to be 33 and feel like I’m in the best shape I’ve been in starting an offseason program,” Rodgers said. “So that’s exciting. That was kind of the goal I wanted to hit and just keeping moving forward in that direction.”

Rodgers says he came in at around 218 pounds, which is the lightest he’s been since 2007.

“I feel great,” Rodgers said Tuesday. “I put a lot of work in this offseason. As much as I love golf, it’s kind of taken a back seat to my workouts, and I’m light as I’ve been I think ever coming back at this time of the year. Being under 220 was kind of a goal for me. I hit that goal to start, and now it’s continuing to build my body. But I feel really good. My knees feel great. My arm feels really good.”

All of this sounds wonderful for the Packers. Obviously, they’re only going to go as far as Rodgers carries them.

Rodgers has taken his health and his offseason workouts increasingly seriously in the past couple years. All of this is in an effort to play as long as possible. Rodgers is currently 33, but has said he’d like to play until he’s 40.

Interestingly, the story in Green Bay is how Rodgers trains. Elsewhere, it’s where and who he trains with.

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