The NFL is heading back to London this week, as the Oakland Raiders take on the Miami Dolphins. The NFL started having games in London a few years back, and have been an overwhelming success, with four games slated for the 2014 season. In honor of the return, Nike dropped a short film called "Suit up for Sunday", that goes behind the scenes into the training regiments of Raiders running back Darren McFadden, and another football star (the other kind of football), Everton and U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard.
The film takes an in depth look into how these athletes prepare both mentally, and physically, to help achieve the highest level of performance in their sport.
When asked about his routine, McFadden said, “When it comes to training for football, you’re only going to get out of it what you put in it, so you have to put 110 percent effort in every time you’re out there.”
Howard added on the subject, ""There are no excuses in the gym, so if I fail, it’s up to me. It’s those last few reps that make you stronger. That’s where you win. The first couple are easy – they look good. To get through a season, to get through a game, to get through a tough period in a game, you have to be mentally strong.”
Check out the film, and let us know who you think won the battle in the gym.