Preparing for a Football Game with Peyton Manning

Football legend Peyton Manning goes over how to prepare for a football game including being rested and getting in the right mindset to play the game.


Certainly mental preparation is a huge part of it. On game day, a lot of times we'll be playing at 12:00, so you'll wake up around 7:30. I think it's important to get a good night's sleep the night before. Hopefully you've prepared as hard as you possibly could during the week of practice, both mentally and physically, so when you go to bed on Saturday night, or whatever night it is before the game, you can sleep well knowing I've done everything I could to get ready for this game. And I wake up feeling pretty comfortable and confident. 

I like to get over the stadium around three and half hours before the game. Get over there, get my ankles taped, get my arms stretched by our trainer, do a little rotator cuff exercises. And then I always go out on the field about two hours before the game to start throwing with my receivers, pick a couple receivers and throw a few routes before the game. But mentally I try to do everything sort of consistently at the same time before each game, so I feel comfortable, I feel confident as we're getting closer and closer to kickoff, I know sort of what I'm about to get in to, and so once kickoff finally gets here, I feel like I'm ready to go.

Release Date: Jul 18 2013

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