Watch out Derrick Henry!
Tennessee Titans teammate, quarterback Ryan Tannehill took on the superhuman pushup challenge Henry posted on social media last week, with a hilarious twist that makes all of us relate to him even more.
Tannehill hit the weight room yesterday and posted this.
— Ryan Tannehill (@ryantannehill1) April 1, 2021
This was in response to Henry’s post.
— AtoZSports Nashville (@AtoZSports) March 26, 2021
Don’t Try This At Home
To underscore the obvious, this is difficult.
Even Tannehill’s version is not easy.
Men’s Health magazine weighed in on how someone would work up to this level of complexity starting with the basic push up.
Here is a step-by-step guide according to Men’s Health.
- When you can do 20 to 30 reps [of the basic pushup] without difficulty, then you’re ready to add complexity.
- Add instability via the resistance band.
- Then it’s time to add instability to the lower body with the stability ball.
Interestingly enough, Men’s Health does not add guidance on how and when to add the weighted chain to the process.
Probably because, the chain makes it practically impossible for mere mortals.
Tannehill’s version of the pushup is working well for him.
He is coming off one of the best seasons of his NFL career.
The 32-year-old led the Titans to an 11-5 record.
He threw a career-high 33 touchdown passes.
The closest he got to that was in 2014 when he threw 27 touchdowns as a Miami Dolphin.
His accuracy was on point also; Tannehill threw only 7 interceptions out of 481 pass attempts.
Derrick Henry did not do all of the leg work either.
Tannehill rushed for 7 touchdowns and 266 yards.
The 2021 expectations for the Tennessee Titans will be even higher.
This could be more challenging given the team’s losses due to free agency.
“Few teams have actively gotten worse during free agency, but you can make that argument about the Tennessee Titans considering the players that have departed. They have had to watch as Corey Davis, Adam Humphries and Jonnu Smith leave, representing three of their top four or five targets on offense.”
PFF said this before the Titans signed free agent Josh Reynolds from the Los Angeles Rams; however, the losses are still considerable for Tannehill, Henry, and company to compensate for.