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Conditioning a huge facctor

Before the Lions hit the field this afternoon for their first training camp session, they will undergo conditioning tests. All will participate in the bench press and vertical jump testing. Some will run a 300-yard shuttle. A significant number have earned the right to sit out the shuttle run because they participated fully in the offseason workout program.
“Guys worked extremely hard. We had great participation in our offseason program, but they’ve been away for about a month,’’ coach Jim Schwartz said.
   The coach expects his team to be in their peak physical conditioning today. Training camp is not a time to get into shape.



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