James Harrison Did 500-Pound Squats the Morning After a Game Because He's a Workout Machine

Can anything or anybody keep James Harrison out of the gym? Judging by the fact he was squatting almost immediately after a game, we'd say no way.

James Harrison might love lifting weights more than life itself.

The 38-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker seems to become invincible once he steps inside the weight room. Harrison proved his outrageous work ethic once again this morning when he posted a clip of himself performing 500-pound Top-Half Squats:

Top-Half Squats are a great exercise for increasing explosive power from an athletic position. But it's not the ridiculous amount of weight Harrison's moving that impressed us; we've seen him move massive amounts of iron before. No, it's when Harrison performed this exercise that had us surprised.

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The Steelers took on the Philadelphia Eagles at 7 p.m. Thursday night. Harrison played 15 snaps during the game. No more than 12 hours after the conclusion of the game, he was back in the gym squatting a quarter of a ton. This is a player who's been in the league since 2002, and he's still getting up early the day after a game to get in work. "They say you need rest . . . I say rest needs me!," Harrison writes in the caption.

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Harrison was one of several NFL players accused of using performance-enhancing drugs in an Al-Jazeera report. Following last night's game, Harrison indicated that he agreed to an interview with the NFL about the report. "I wouldn't have a problem with it being filmed live. I've been prosecuted and persecuted, you know, publicly in the media by them for something I didn't do. So I don't see why we couldn't have the media there and do a live interview. They can ask whatever questions they want and I can answer them," Harrison said. "You all can see whatever evidence they say they got."

Harrison vs. Roger Goodell? That's must-see TV.


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