You may not ever be like Le’Veon Bell but there’s a new video that shows one of the drills he goes through to be one of the best backs in the NFL.
Bell has been in Miami to train with Pete Bommarito for much of the offseason. Yesterday, Bommarito shared this video on his Instagram page showing Bell going through an agility drill on a board. Check it out below.
It's not enough just to be fast. NFL running backs have to be explosive with their cuts. Check out this drill, demonstrated by Le'Veon Bell (@steelerrb26) that helps develop the muscles needed for dynamic cuts. Instructions 1. Start at left side of the board and push off with your outside leg. 2. Once at the right side, dip inside shoulder to get power angle and extend outside arm. 3. Load right leg and push off to go back to left side. 4. Load left leg and repeat steps. Reps: Anywhere from 10 to 60 seconds, depending on fitness level. Head over to up.NFL.com to get the full workout video and more! #NFLUp #Steelersnation
As you can tell, Bell is still as ripped as he ever was and based on the videos he’s posted, has been training as hard as ever to get in the best shape possible. He’s deemed himself as strong as ever though you can expect the Steelers’ coaching staff to proceed with caution throughout much, and perhaps all, of training camp.
It feels almost certain that he will at least begin the year on Active/PUP. That would restrict him from practicing though keep in mind he is eligible to be removed at any time during camp. It would not be an immediate signal of concern, only caution, if Bell is placed there. Mike Tomlin usually announces the PUP players the day or two before training camp begins. Players will report on July 28th.
For the drill itself and its application, it’s hard to think of a better spokesperson than Bell. His ability to press the hole and cut to another lane is the best in the league and frequently how he eludes defenders. And he’ll need his lower half to be at full health in order to still accomplish that in 2016.