Le'Veon Bell looks to boxing to stay in shape
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Running back Le'Veon Bell has been spending a lot of time in the boxing gym this offseason as he tries to sort out his contract situation with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bell told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that he plans to resume running and cutting on the field, but has found that boxing is a great way to get in a cardio workout without the bodily stress. He's been training at Title Boxing Club in Hallandale, Fla.

"I try to find ways to be healthier," Bell said. "I want my body to be in great shape, so as the season comes closer you'll start seeing that form to take shape. (Boxing) is just to help with my cardio and my stamina. It's a little different than football, and I try to stay off my joints in the offseason as much as possible, still get cardio. Instead of cutting and doing a lot of drills, I've been doing a lot of boxing training."

Bell has dabbled in boxing before, as evidenced by this video he tweeted out last season after his punching bag celebration against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6.

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