James Harrison has played in the NFL for 12 seasons and is a five-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl Champion. What’s led him to so much success is partially his insane workouts.

The linebacker recently posted a video on his Instagram showing that he’s been playing volleyball with a medicine ball. That’s right, a medicine ball.


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Harrison refers to the game as “Danney ball” and it was invented by trainer Ian Danney. It’s a two-on-two game that involves throwing a 10-pound medicine ball back-and-forth in the sand. Harrison was in the news for playing it last year as well.

Danney ball wt @shazier50 @vinnyvidivici98 and @robertgolden21

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On top of that, Harrison and his teammates aren’t the only players to use the volleyball style game as a training exercise.

Sand is already tough to run around in, but definitely harder to move in when it’s 100+ degrees out and you’re throwing a 10 pound medicine ball back-and-forth. However, Harrison does enjoy positing videos of himself working out and his workouts indicate “Danney Ball” may be one of the easier things he does.

Speed work

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