Athletes & Celebrities

Train Like An NFL Pro

Give these 4 explosive moves a try to enhance your strength and athletic performance.


As we approach another exciting NFL season, there is a bounty of information that tells us how to “train like a pro!” But to really tell someone how to train like a pro you should first train with a pro, so that’s exactly what I did with NFL cornerback, Will Blackmon.

Together we hit the Sports Science Institute (SSI) training grounds where top athletes such as Troy Polamalu and George St. Pierre put their physical skills to the test on state-of-the-art training equipment.

The first exercise we used was with a machine called a Supercat, which enables you to do plyometric, ballistic movements, while controlling & verifying the force load. 

1. Chest Throws

Unlike a bench press, which stops the movement at peak contraction this move allows you to explode and reload with the same ball antics as a plyo push-up. Plus, you can add weight to increase force. 

As a defensive back, this helps Will with the bump and run by enabling him to better explode with force until his opponent is neutralized. Check out the video below.