Train Like a Pro: Patrick Willis's Upper-Body Strength Workout

Build strength and size for tackling with former 49ers LB Patrick Willis's upper-body workout.

Patrick Willis, former linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, was known for his elite tackling ability—and his knack for striking fear into his opponents' eyes. Although Willis recently retired from the NFL, he is still an athlete whom aspiring football players should look to emulate both on and off the field.

As your first step to acquiring the ability to dish out powerful tackles like Patrick Willis, incorporate his upper-body workout into your training. This routine features many of the standard exercises you see performed in the gym, organized into supersets to maximize the number of muscles trained in one workout. By regularly completing this program, you will get a bigger and stronger upper body, just like Willis.

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Patrick Willis Workout


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