While you’re reading, James Harrison is working out.

Unless you’re on the West Coast or a serious night owl (like our own Matt Clapp), you probably went to sleep shortly after the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Playoffs’ Divisional Round. Maybe you wound down rewatching the highlights of Sunday’s NFL action on SportsCenter or NFL Network. Perhaps you caught up with what else was going on in the world on the local news.

You might also guess that most of the people involved in Sunday night’s playoff game called it a night in the hours that followed. In at least one case, that would be an incorrect guess. After the Steelers returned home from Kansas City, Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison put in some work. Not just film room stuff, either. No, he decided to have a full workout. As if he didn’t already expend enough energy rushing the passer throughout the game and drawing a crucial holding penalty on Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher that wiped out what would have been a game-tying, two-point conversion.

Nope, Harrison had some leg work to put in. And some lower back reps to pound out too. While drinking morning coffee and eating breakfast, watch Harrison sweat it out via his Instagram.

Speed 600

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Banded takeoffs A video posted by James Harrison (@jhharrison92) on

Bar back raises

A video posted by James Harrison (@jhharrison92) on

Hitting the weight room to sweat it out is clearly what helps the 38-year-old Harrison maintain an edge over the competition, beating 26-year-old former No. 1 draft picks like Fisher and 27-year-old tight ends like Travis Kelce on the field. His performance in the Steelers’ playoff win demonstrated how that hard work has helped Harrison maintain play at an elite level when most players his age are thinking about their post-football lives.

Hopefully, Harrison is now getting some rest and enjoying some breakfast like the rest of us. Help us feel a bit less lazy, sir.

About Ian Casselberry

Ian is a writer, editor, and podcaster. You can find his work at Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He's written for Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, MLive, Bleacher Report, and SB Nation.