Seahawks guard D.J. Fluker joined Brock Huard and Mike Salk Tuesday morning to talk about his offseason training and feeling healthier in his second season with Seattle.
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“When I first got here I was a little dinged up and it took me a little while to go,” Fluker said. The 28-year-old Fluker, who originally signed with the Seahawks in March 2018, was limited by a knee injury in his first offseason with Seattle and ultimately missed the first two games. He missed another four games in the latter half of the season due to a hamstring strain. However, he remained a vocal part of the offense and Seattle felt the veteran guard made enough of a difference when on the field that they re-signed him to a two-year contract in March 2019.
Health-wise, Fluker said he’s already off to a better start this season.
“This spring is different,” Fluker said. “I actually practiced through OTAs and everything, I did a full practice. And it’s a lot different for me. I’m actually doing better, I’m more with the team and more into the playbook. I had a good year last year, (but) I missed a couple games because of injuries here and there. This year it’s more about staying healthy and taking care of my body more, even more than last year.”
As far as his offseason training, Fluker says he’s leaner, put on a bit more muscle, and focused on HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) cardio.
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