Even before he broke out as one of the most exciting players in the NFL, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley was getting attention for his work in the weight room. While playing at Penn State, Barkley set a football team record with a 405-pound power clean and ranked third on the all-time heaviest squat list. Not bad for a guy who stands at just 6’0″.
Following his electric rookie season where he ranked first in the entire NFL in total yards from scrimmage, the league decided to put a focus on Barkley’s incredible lower body—namely, his quads—by collaborating on a fun contest for fans that’s part of the NFL 100 celebration: the Quad Squad Quad Challenge.
“Grinding hard in the weight room is a way of life for me and I’m a big believer that … Read the rest