A.J. Hawk Articles

A.J. Hawk's blue-collar approach to football and life has always been a part of his identity. The inside linebacker gave STACK an exclusive look into his off-season workout, a program that included functional martial arts training, a kettlebell strength circuit and full-body power training.

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Super Bowl Champ A.J. Hawk's Legendary Tough Training

Two days after leading the Green Bay Packers to an epic Super Bowl championship, A.J. Hawk lay on an operating room table as doctors inserted pins int...

Reaction Training for Quickness

Sports training often centers on improving explosive strength and speed, since they help an athlete beat out an opponent or win a race to a ball. Quic...

The Key to Explosion and Power

For many athletic skills, strength and power originate by simultaneously extending the hips, knees and ankles—referred to as triple extension. The m...

Journey to Super Bowl XLV—Woodley vs. Hawk Episode III: Core Power

In this third and final episode of Woodley vs. Hawk , we show you the off-season core training performed by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Wood...

Journey to Super Bowl XLV—Woodley vs. Hawk Episode II: Speed Kills

In Woodley vs. Hawk Episode II: Speed Kills , we give you a behind-the-scenes look at the off-season speed training used by Pittsburgh Steelers ...

Journey to Super Bowl XLV—Woodley vs. Hawk Episode I: Strength and Power Training

We are excited to introduce Woodley vs. Hawk Episode 1: Strength and Power Training—the first installment of a three-part video series profiling the...

Exercise of the Week: Alternating Landmine

Upper body strength in sports depends on the ability to transfer force from the lower body and core. Try to throw a baseball or serve a tennis ball wi...

Exercise of the Week: Explosive Med Ball Hyper

Back Hypers are an excellent exercise for improving hip extension by developing the lower back muscles, glutes and hamstrings. However, the exercise i...

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