ROBERT Saleh has a mountain to climb to get the New York Jets’ season back on track after Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending injury.
But the Jets coach continues to reach new heights by running up and down the steps of NFL stadiums to maintain his epic body transformation.
Saleh was seen climbing the steps of MetLife Stadium before the Jets’ epic overtime Monday Night Football victory against the Buffalo Bills, which was marred by Rodgers’ Achilles tendon injury.
It is a pregame tradition Saleh has had ever since he became a football coach in 2002.
“I was looking for something to do pregame when I was still young and in a lot better shape,” Saleh said.
“I was trying to get a workout in, and there’s no workout equipment and I wanted something difficult.
“So, I started running stadiums in college, and I just started doing it in the NFL when I got here.
“So, it’s been over 20 years now.”
Saleh says the routine not only keeps him in shape but also clears his mind and think through different scenarios during games.
“I think about how I might want to call the game, situations, which pressures we like, when do we want to hit them,” Saleh said.
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“And, really, I’m just going through the process of how to present the game.”
The 44-year-old is one of the most well-toned coaches in the NFL sidelines thanks to his rigorous training routine.
Earlier this year, Saleh showed off his muscular frame when he posed pictures on a golf course.
“Holy biceps,” former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III posted on social media.
Saleh’s muscle gain comes after the Jets coach revealed he lost 25 pounds during the team’s 4-13 season in 2021.
“I was talking to my wife [Thursday] night [and] I think I’ve lost about 25 pounds, so I got to get that back,’’ Saleh said in January 2022.
“It’s been a roller coaster that we were expecting.’’