A behind-the-scenes look at U.S. national team fitness testing

Ever wonder what players go through at the outset of preseason? The hours of running and fitness tests that prepare them for the rigors of the season are nothing but an intense challenge. 

I recently I received a first hand look at these types of exercises as I underwent the U.S. national team fitness test. Read all about my experiences and how I fared here.

Below is a little compare and contrast: Myself and Leonardo peforming the shuttle run.