Kellen Winslow Jr. Workout
The Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s go-to reception leader wasn’t always in premier shape. After suffering a broken fibula in 2004, and a knee injury from a motorcycle accident in 2005, Kellen Winslow Jr. could have easily hung up the cleats and called it quits. But he didn’t. The 6’4”, 240 lb. tight end worked his tail off in the off-season to rehabilitate himself and establish dominance in the NFL, not to mention sporting a muscular body with six pack abs.
In the weightroom, Winslow Jr. puts a lot of emphasis into training his core. The difference between the strength needed to propel his body out of tackles comes from the midsection and the legs. The powerful tight end knows this, and implements strenuous core workouts into his training sessions. In the hanging knee raise, Winslow Jr. hangs from a chin-up bar with a standard overhand grip. While straightening his back, he bends his knees and brings them toward his chest. After fully tucking, he releases his knees slowly back into starting position. Winslow Jr. will complete three sets of fifteen reps. This exercise is crucial in both abdominal muscle building, and core stabilization. Straightening the back while pulling the legs in allows for both of these muscular contractions to be practiced.
Winslow's emphasis on core training has really paid dividends
both on the football field and with his ripped six pack.
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Winslow Jr. uses the Physioball for yet another exercise that strengthens the core muscles and the lower back. In the Physioball reverse crunch, Winslow Jr. lies with his back on the floor and his legs straight while holding the Physioball between his ankles yet again. This time, the athlete bends his knees and draws them toward his chest. Pausing at contraction, Winslow Jr. will then extend his legs and return them to a normal position. Performing this exercise for three sets of fifteen reps, Kellen Jr. stresses the importance of tightening his stomach for the whole workout.
In the video below, you can see how Winslow’s size and strength is too much to handle for many defenders. His core strength is exemplified through the tackles he breaks with the utmost ease.
NOTE: This is only part of Kellen Winslow Jr's workout routine, in which we offer some additional commentary to his regimen. To see the whole routine and to go more in-depth with athlete workouts, be sure to check out STACK Magazine
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