Kwity Paye shares the unique training he did this offseason to be ready for Colts

Entering his third season in the NFL, Kwity Paye took his offseason training to a new level as he prepares to break out for the Indianapolis Colts.
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Kwity Paye, the first-round pick for the Indianapolis Colts in the 2021 NFL Draft, is preparing for his third season in the NFL. Injuries have impacted the first two years of the young defensive end’s career, but he has flashed as a pass rusher when he’s been on the field, and he’s preparing to take things to another level.

Recently, after a training camp practice, Paye sat down with NFL Network’s Stacey Dales. During the interview, Paye revealed that he’s been doing a lot of unorthodox training to get prepared for the 2023 season. As he hopes to stay healthy and have a breakout season, Kwity Paye has turned to hot yoga, pilates, and boxing, to help him get ready.

Kwity Paye using hot yoga, pilates, and boxing to get ready for third season

Those activities have helped Paye get in phenomenal shape, but he’s also hoping that they can help him stay healthy. During the interview, he explained that a successful season, on a personal level, is staying healthy. Paye highlighted how he has produced when on the field, but also how injuries have kept him from being as productive as he would like.

That's certainly been the case during his first two seasons. As a rookie, Kwity Paye played in 15 games, recording 32 tackles, three for a loss, four sacks, and 10 quarterback hits. In 2022, he played in just 12 games, but improved his numbers to 45 tackles, 10 for a loss, six sacks, and 10 quarterback hits. If Paye can stay on the field for a full season, he should have some really productive numbers.

The Colts will certainly need a big season from him. With Yannick Ngakoue now with the Chicago Bears, Paye is the team’s top edge rusher. The defense is planning to be an elite unit that forces a lot of turnovers, and one way to do that is be harassing the quarterback and forcing bad throws, or getting strip sacks. Paye must lead the defense’s efforts in doing that.