Fans spend the entire football season marveling at his tremendous athletic ability on the field.
Like most professional athletes, Henry uses the offseason to maintain and build his strength in the gym.
Recently, we caught a glimpse of what Henry is doing during the 2021 offseason to keep his body fit.
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Don’t Try This At Home.
There are so many ways that Henry amps up a regular pushup; it is hard to know where to begin.
Positioning his toes on the exercise ball requires extra balance.
Keeping his hands off the ground and on an exercise band just adds to the ways this could go wrong for the mere mortal.
Then, there is the chain.
It looks very heavy so one can only imagine how much weight that chain is applying to his neck.
Needless to say, this looks extremely difficult, but Henry proceeds to do multiple push ups with relative ease while keeping his feet balanced and the chain steady.
This exercise could bring a mere mortal to tears but not Derrick Henry.
The Stiff Arm Looks Easy In Comparison
Derrick Henry’s trademark stiff arm is now easier to understand.
He makes it look easy to throw guys to the ground with just his arm.
Now we know why; the push ups create the strength for the stiff arm.
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Derrick Henry Is Doing His Part
Both in the gym and on the football field, Derrick Henry is a big reason for the success of the Tennessee Titans.
The two-time NFL rushing leader in 2019 and 2020 has been a workhorse for the Titans.
In 2020, he rushed for his personal best of 2,027 yards and 17 touchdowns.
The Titans do not need to platoon running backs or have a running back by committee offensive strategy as long as the 27-year-old Henry is healthy and on the roster.
Henry is entering the second year of a four-year $50 million contract that keeps him with the Titans through the 2023 season.