Steelers linebacker James Harrison is known for his incredible workouts, and he recently posted yet another workout video on Instagram, writing:
“Explosion shoot the hips thru. Shoot thru the tackle not to the tackle!”
Harrison is 39 years old and still going strong as an NFL linebacker. That’s unheard of in today’s game, with a lot of the most physical players fading dramatically at 30. Kickers and QBs have longer careers since they don’t get hit that often, but linebackers just don’t last to 39.
When you watch what he does just to prepare for an NFL season or to get ready for games on a weekly basis, though, his longevity makes a lot more sense.