A 38-year-old linebacker has played in the NFL for 14 seasons. After he puts his body through hell on Sundays, he wakes up Monday morning at the crack of dawn just so he can get into the weight room for an excruciating workout. It sounds too crazy to be true, but that's James Harrison's life.
The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker has appeared in every game so far this season. Without fail, the very next morning he's in the weight room. And these aren't lackadaisical training sessions. These are butt-kicking, sweat-dripping workouts.
On Sunday, Harrison totaled 4 tackles and a stuff during the Steelers' loss to the Miami Dolphins. This morning, he was grinding out 225-pound Step-Ups:
Previous Monday morning workouts have included 415-pound Board Presses with chains and 1,120-pound Leg Presses:
Most players can barely get out of bed the morning after a game. Harrison gets out of bed and proceeds to throw around jaw-dropping amounts of weight. Perhaps Harrison's trademark gray sweatsuit is akin to Tony Stark's Iron Man suit. That's the only explanation I can think of that can explain his seemingly endless supply of energy.
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