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Monday, April 6, 2009
Texans pay first official visit to revamped weight room

By Paul Kuharsky

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

Like the Jaguars, the Texans opened their offseason conditioning program Monday under a new strength and conditioning coach.

Brooke Bentley of talked to several players about the new approach under Ray Wright for this piece on Texans TV -- click play on the screen on the left of the page.

Houston and Jacksonville seem to be moving in a similar direction in terms of training -- an emphasis on flexibility and a move away from machines.

Bentley reports yoga is going to be part of the program and that right tackle Eric Winston has gotten a head start. Many teams have been incorporating it for some time, and the benefits of flexibility and balance show up in all sorts of football situations.

Still, watching big guys in the early stages has to be amusing. Our challenge to Bentley: Get a camera into one of those sessions and provide us some video of linemen, complete with the laugh track from the skill position guys.