How to Get to the NFL

 

“If sized mattered, the elephant would be the king of the jungle.”- Rickson Gracie

I don’t care who you are, we have all dreamed making it to the NFL. Maybe your a basketball guy and you want to make the NBA, or your fast and you want to go to the Olympics, but the point is, everyone wants to be a professional athlete.

But how do you get there? I’m not a small dude, but I’m not a freak of nature like other people are. I haven’t been blessed to be 6’2″ 250, so how do I compete with those guys. The answer is the weight room.

I can tell you from personal experience how much the weight room helped me, like how I got a lot faster and can jump a lot higher and went from average strength to the 2nd strongest at my school, but why would you want to listen to me? So here are some actual NFL players, who would be average Joes without the weight room.

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So lets talk about JJ Watt. So this guy is huge, but have you seen him in the weight room. on top of his crazy work with weights Watt is on a 9000 calorie diet and gets 10 hours of sleep. With his work ethic its no surprise he made the NFL, but without the weight room, I am willing to bet he would weigh less than 200 pounds. Check out JJ Watt do triceps here

James-Harrison-Sweatsuit-STACK.pngJames Harrison is 6 feet tall, which is tall but I bet you know someone taller. What sets him apart from everyone else is his work in the weight room. This beast leg presses 1010 pounds, one arm shoulder presses so much he doesn’t have big enough dumbbells, does pull ups with 90 more pounds on him, and does crazy stuff with so much weight that I don’t even know how to word it. Go check him out here

So how do you make the NFL? you hit the weight room, and you work hard. You perform like your the best but work like your the worst.

Guest Post: Weights and basketball

do you honestly need to lift to be a NBA player or a good one? do you have to be a bigger dude to be in the NBA? can you not be able to lift at all but still make it to the NBA ?

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players like Steve Nash  was not the strongest in the NBA and only could bench  about 152  he still made it and is considers a legend yeah he was not  really known for his spectacular dunks like some people but he is still a legend some. LeBron James  is the strongest current player with a bench max  is 225 and he can do 15 reps. the strongest historic player was wilt Chamberlain who could bench 500 pounds with a 55 vertical. so really if you wanna be known for moving people down in the paint or at all you need strength  if not u better be ready to shoot from the outside…i mean in less you can do both

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