Vikings RB Adrian Peterson interview

Star Tribune - [Full Article]

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson did an interview with ESPN News from a Nike event at U.C.-Irvine, where Nike is launching its latest training shoe. Here is a transcript of his interview: Q: So you are putting on weight? Peterson: ”I’m trying to put on a couple of pounds. It’s a long season, you take a lot of wear and tear during the season. Just bulk up a little bit to be able to endure that. Really make guys feel me even more when I come through the hole. That’s pretty much what that’s all about.” Q: How much have you gained?
Peterson: ”Right now, I’m probably like about 217, 218 but solid. It’s muscle. Make sure I’m putting the pounds on in the right spot, the right areas.” Q: How are you making sure you don’t slow down? Peterson: ”Just doing the things that I’ve been doing. My agility work, my flexibility. Flexibility is definitely key I think to keeping your speed, maintaining your speed. But just really, most important than that, just your mindset. A lot of guys say, ‘You [gain] 5, 10 pounds it’s going to slow your do a notch or this or that.’ My mindset, I feel like I can put on 20 pounds and keep my same speed, my same flexibility. That’s the mindset I have. So, I feel like I can accomplish that.”

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