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 off-season training of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley and Green Bay Packers linebacker AJ Hawk. The two will square off head-to-head as their teams battle for the Super Bowl XLV Championship.
Although the Steelers and Packers have potent offenses, it’s their defenses that will likely determine which team hoists the Lombardi Trophy after a grueling 60 minutes on the gridiron. Woodley and Hawk both anchor their defenses with overpowering tackling ability and unmatched speed. Their talent is undeniable; however, the key to their success is grueling off-season training. In the video above, STACK gives you a behind-the-scenes look at their individual off-season strength and power training programs, which have helped them morph into defensive powerhouses.
The anticipated matchup between the two former college rivals—Woodley from Michigan and Hawk from Ohio State—is a storyline to watch as the Steelers and Packers go at it for the ultimate NFL victory. Check back tomorrow for the second installment of Woodley vs. Hawk, which focuses on their off-season speed training.