Terrell Owens Workout

Terrell Owens Workout

Can the T O workout really give you a ripped body and blazing speed for the upcoming football season? I’ve been following Terrell Owens workouts since he was training with Buddy Primm a strength coach that lead Terrell to the promise land.

One thing that Buddy and T O focused on was developing a strong and stable core. Many people may not fully understand this. Anytime you run, jump, tackle, etc… you transfer energy from lower body to the upper body or vice versa via the “core”. This consists of your abdominals and mid to lower back. Not to mention a strong core allows the athlete to display amazing body control. Having the balance, coordination, and strength of Terrell can really separate you from the rest.

Let’s take a look at one of his actual workouts and break it down…

MONDAY: ABS, BACK, TRICEPS

EXERCISE SETS REPS

Decline Sit-Up 4 20 (with 5-pound medicine ball)
Hanging Leg Raise 4 20
Hammer-Strength Lat Pulldown 4 13, 11, 9, 8
One-Arm Dumbbell Row 4 7-11
Low-Back Extension 4 7-11
Cable Pressdown (Bar or Rope) 4 12
Seated Dip Machine 4 7-11
Hammer-Strength Chest Press 4 7-11

TUESDAY: ABS, CHEST, BICEPS

EXERCISE SETS REPS

Decline Oblique Crunch 4 13, 11, 9, 8
Lying Alternating Leg Raise 4 40 sec.
Flat-Bench Dumbbell Press 4* 9, 8, 11, 11
Incline Dumbbell Press 4* 12
Standing Straight-Bar Curl 4 8
Hammer Curl 4 11
Seated Dumbbell Curl 4 11

*On the first two sets, TO keeps his palms neutral. On the last two, he
uses lighter weight and pronates his wrists (turns his palms forward) as
he presses up.

THURSDAY: ABS, QUADS, SHOULDERS

EXERCISE SETS REPS

Decline Sit-Up 4 20, 19, 18, 17
Hanging Leg Raise 4 20
Leg Press 4 12-13
Hack Squat Machine 4 7-11
Leg Extension 4* 7-11
Seated Shoulder Press 4 7
Seated Lateral Raise 4 9
Angled Lat Pulldown[dagger] 4 10

*On the first two sets, TO points his toes out; the last two, he points
his toes in, [dagger]Shoulder-width grip, pulling bar to upper chest.

FRIDAY: ABS, HAMSTRINGS, CALVES

EXERCISE SETS REPS

Decline Oblique Crunch 4 13, 11, 9, 8
Lying Alternating Leg Raise 4 40 sec.
Standing Leg Curl 4 7-11
Dumbbell Stiff-Legged Deadlift 4 12
Lying Leg Curl 4 7-11
Standing Calf Raise 4 13
Seated Calf Raise 4 13

First off, we can see that Owens starts all of his training with hitting his core with intense movements. Like he said this allows him to “really emphasize on his abs”. This makes sense if you think about it… How tired are you at the end of training? Does it affect how hard you train your core at the end?

Next, we see he uses many movements that allow him to add pounds of thick dense slabs of muscle onto his frame. This is done by selecting more bodybuilding style exercises and keeping the rep range a little higher so he can really hypertrophy his muscles.

Finally, we can see that Terrell works the main musculature and movements that allow him to earn blazing fast speed and a shredded physique. Keeping his legs strong, tearing apart his abs, and busting up his upper body allow him to stand out on the field as one of the best of his time.

Terrells workout may seem different to most football players and this can be true. Where’s the cleans, squats, and plyometrics? Well we need to keep in mind a few things. Terrell is at the peak of his game so staying in shape with elite level technique goes a long way. Plus this is just a sample routine, we all know that football players go thru multiple phases when training in the off season.

If you’re looking for a fool proof training routine to really start performing like T O you might want to really give this a look… Total Xplosive Training

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