Have you ever wondered how some sports professionals achieve cutting-edge athleticism? It’s usually because they’ve adapted their workout routine to ensure they smooth out their weaknesses and play to their strengths. Here are 10 NFL players sharing the special workouts that keep them on top of their game.
Antonio Brown Is A Fan Of The TRX Hip Press
This is not an easy exercise. You hold the strap handles and keep your palms facing in and your arms at full reach in front of you. You pull yourself up and then lower yourself back to the floor. It’s hard, but it really does build up your glutes.
Tom Brady’s Secret Sauce Is Reverse Squats
A reverse squat is like a regular squat, but one where you have to ensure that your knees keep back from your toes throughout the squat. Tom Brady swears by them.
Cam Newton Cranks Out Chain Push Ups
Anybody can learn to do a chain push up — it’s a regular push up with a heavy chain placed over the lower back of the person doing the push-ups. Cam Newton claims that’s how he gets his formidable strength.
Patrick Peterson’s Uphill Speed Ladder
Place a ladder flat on the side of a hill. Run up the ladder making sure each foot is placed between both rungs of the ladder. That’s an uphill speed ladder. It’s also Patrick Peterson’s mainstay of his workout.
Russell Wilson Bangs In The Box Jumps
Box Jumps are a well-known exercise, but Russell Wilson says they’re particularly important to him because they help him build leg strength which gives him speed and flexibility.
Khalil Mack Busts The Plyometric Moves
Plyometrics is comprised of a range of exercises similar to judo with squat thrusts and jumps thrown in. Khalil Mack attributes his defensive brilliance to Plyometric exercise.
JJ Watt Tackles 1,000 Lb Tire Flips
It’s an incredible feat of human strength, but JJ Watt loves to flip 1,000 lb tires all by himself. Sadly, injuries in recent seasons have kept him from performing at his best.
Rob Gronkowski Loves The Battle Ropes
Skipping rope is an excellent form of exercise, and Rob Gronkowski finishes every workout session by taking on the battle ropes. He says it’s good for tuning your metabolism.
DeMarcus Ware Claims The Cable-Resisted Physioball Crunch
This doesn’t look like much when it’s being done, but it’s a full core workout that can’t be matched. Cable-Resisted Physioball Crunch involves sitting on a physioball whilst performing crunches as you are restrained with a cable.