Fitness Professionals and Fantasy Football Players: Who’s Comparable?
The wait is finally over – Football season is here!
A glorious time of the year indeed.
With the start of another NFL season of course comes a new season of fantasy football.
I’m drafting my team tomorrow and so, just for fun, I figured I’d compare some of the best fitness professionals to some of the best professional football players in the world of fantasy football.
Let’s get started.
Who I’d like to draft – Drew Brees
Comparable fitness professional – Todd Durkin
This comparison was easy.
Drew is a quarterback.
Todd used to be a quarterback.
Todd trains Drew down at his gym, Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego and while I interned there I could easily see the similarities – they’re both highly competitive, high-energy and great leaders.
Drew is one of the top players in the NFL and Todd is one of the top fitness professionals in the industry.
Who I’d like to draft – Adrian Peterson
Comparable fitness professional – John Romaniello
Adrian Peterson is one of the most exciting players in the NFL – I’m always entertained watching him play. He’s been in the league for a while and consistently puts up big numbers year after year.
John Romaniello is one of the most entertaining fitness writers around. His writing is hilarious and he’s been a mainstay in the fitness industry for many years. He also just so happens to be a model (See picture to the right) with an insane physique. Yea, the Adrian Peterson comparison makes sense.
Who I’d like to draft – Jamaal Charles
Comparable fitness professional – Jonathan Goodman
Jamaal Charles does it all, not only rushing for plenty of yards and touchdowns, but also catching lots of passes and touchdowns.
Jonathan Goodman of The Personal Trainer Development Center also does it all. His website helps personal trainers in every facet of the profession, helping them find clients, train them effectively and make a bigger impact in their lives.
Just as Jamaal Charles is relied upon each week to put up big points, I’ve relied upon Jonathan each week to put up insightful articles.
Who I’d like to draft – Calvin Johnson
Comparable fitness professional – Dr. John Berardi
Why this comparison?
Calvin Johnson is the go-to receiver on the Lions and the best in the NFL. He’s a nightmare for defensive backs and is pretty much unstoppable.
Dr. John Berardi is my go-to resource when it comes to nutrition and his company, Precision Nutrition, is the best nutrition coaching company around. He’s a nightmare for excess body fat around the world and, like Calvin Johnson, is pretty much unstoppable…in regards to anything that has to do with nutrition.
Who I’d like to draft – Andre Johnson
Comparable fitness professional – Dan John
Sure, Andre has been in the league for quite some time, but you can’t deny his productivity. He’s been putting up big numbers for many years now and is still a desirable receive in fantasy football.
Dan John has been in the fitness industry for many years as well, working as a throws coach and strength and conditioning coach. After all this time, he still puts out great content.
Specifically, his thoughts on gaining muscle (Something him and Andre have plenty of) I’ve found to be extremely useful. He’s the man in strength and conditioning and I don’t see this changing anytime soon.
Who I’d like to draft – Jimmy Graham
Comparable fitness professional – Randy Hetrick
Jimmy Graham put up a season for the record books last year scoring the second most touchdowns by a tight end…ever. He’s what many people call a matchup nightmare because of his unique abilities at a tight end and he is one of the top tools for the Saints offense.
Randy Hetrick brought to the fitness industry a tremendous tool – The TRX.
Just as Jimmy Graham is great tool for Drew Brees, the TRX is a great tool for fitness professionals.
Personally, I use the TRX with many of my clients and I love it!
Who I’d like to draft – Eddie Lacy
Comparable fitness professional – Scott Rawcliffe
In his first NFL season Eddie Lacy made it known that he was going to be a standout in the league.
Even though he isn’t knew to the fitness industry Scott had a breakout year, presenting at major conferences and launching his podcast, The Fit Pro Podcast, which is superb.
They’re both up and comers, but without a doubt are going to continue to make a huge splash in their respective professions. Not to mention, they both
Who I’d like to draft – Mason Crosby
Comparable fitness professional – Bret Contreras
Alright, I’ll admit I could have chosen any kicker here really. Mason Crosby plays for my favorite team, so why not?
Bret Contreras, also known as The Glute Guy, focuses on helping clients develop nice butts (He’s known as the glute guy for a reason) and kickers focus on their lower body as well – another obvious comparison.
Who is going to kick field goals for you? A kicker.
Who is going to help you get a nice booty? Bret Contreras.
Who I’d like to draft – Seattle Seahawks
Comparable fitness professional – Kelly Starrett
Seattle had the best defense in 2013 allowing the fewest total yards, passing yards and yards per play. They prevented offenses from doing much of anything on their way to a championship season.
Kelly Starrett also works on prevention only he helps prevent injuries.
His book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, and his website, MobilityWod, have helped many people move better and minimize their likelihood of injury.
What do you think?
Well, there you have it, a list comparing the best in fantasy football with the best in fitness.
What did you think of the comparisons? Spot on? Better choices out there?
Leave a comment below and let me know.
Good luck this season 🙂