On Monday Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley said in an interview with a Florida radio station that he would not be taking renowned trainer Tom Shaw up on his offer to train this offseason down in Orlando at the Wide World of Sports complex, but that doesn\'t mean that that he will not be training at all.
During a Thursday online chat on Michigan Live Woodley said that he would be training out in Arizona this offseason and he reiterated that it was his ankle injury that slowed him down the most last season and not the hamstring injury that he suffered early in the season in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
"Actually my hamstring was fine as I partially injured the opposite hamstring which was mild," Woodley replied. "My ankle was the problem when someone fell on it in a game. I\'m going to train in Arizona this year to totally improve my body and conditioning."
While Woodley did not specify, it is believed that he will be working out at Athletes\' Performance in Phoenix as he has trained there before.
So when will Woodley begin training? According to him it will be sometime in the middle February. His plans for Super Bowl weekend? Las Vegas.
"I\'m traveling to Vegas for a UFC fight then watching the Super Bowl on Sunday," said Woodley. "Enjoying the last few days until I start my official training mid February."