James Harrison Celebrates Setting Steelers Sack Record With Crazy Bench Press Variation

It was just the latest accomplishment by the 38-year-old Harrison, whose longevity has made him an athletic marvel.

On Sunday, James Harrison sacked his way into the Pittsburgh Steelers' record book.

With a third-quarter sack of Cleveland Browns quarterback Cody Kessler, Harrison brought his franchise sack total to 77.5, surpassing Jason Gildon for the team record.

It was just the latest accomplishment by the 38-year-old Harrison, whose longevity has made him an athletic marvel. He is still able to compete at a high level thanks to his ridiculous dedication to training, nutrition and recovery. It's only fitting, then, that he celebrated his new record by getting back inside the weight room.

On Tuesday, Harrison posted a video of himself performing a unique Bench Press variation with a massive amount of weight:

That looks to be about 365 pounds. However, the fact that most of the weight is attached to resistance bands adds an extra element to the exercise. Controlling the bar as the plates bounce around recruits more stabilizer muscles than the typical Bench Press. The fact that the plates touch the ground at the bottom of the press also give the exercise a degree of variable resistance.

If you'd like to mimic Harrison's move, we recommend starting light and using just one band on either side. Also, you can make the exercise safer by placing a plate on the barbell outside of where the band lies, thus ensuring it won't slide off.

RELATED: Use Resistance Bands to Build a Bigger Bench Press 

 


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