The Minnesota Golden Gophers football players have been going through two-a-days during training camp in preparation for their August 30 opener against UNLV Runnin' Rebels.
The two-a-days are probably pretty difficult, but it seems like the big fellas are getting a decent amount of downtime in between practices.During that downtime, they take apparently go behind some big building and jump into one-man bathtubs to relax -- a Minnesota Dude Day Spa, essentially.
The Star Tribune posted an excellent rundown of what an average day consists of, complete with the essential slideshow of photographs ... and we've taken the liberty of posting the best picture below.
They also fill ice baths in large horse-trough tubs, so players can cool down quickly after practice. "We go through 1,500 pounds of ice a week," Lochrie said, as well as 180 cases of Powerade and 100 cases of bottled water. "You can't eliminate injuries, but we put a lot of work into preventing as many as we can."