Monday, September 21, 2009

NFL Players Do CrossFit

CrossFit PIA Grand Opening
By Lorenzo Neal
In Affiliation, Sports Applications, Videos
September 17, 2009

NFL superstars are quickly discovering what other athletes already know: CrossFit works.
In this video by CrossFit by Overload, four-time Pro Bowl fullback Lorenzo Neal talks about his love for CrossFit during the grand opening of CrossFit PIA in San Diego on Sept. 5, 2009.

Neal discovered CrossFit two years ago during a workout with Ahmik Jones and was hooked immediately. The 255-lb. fullback says teammates at the recent Oakland Raiders training camp were in awe of what he could do after ditching machines for CrossFit.

“These guys are ... 25, 24, 23 years old,” the 38-year-old Neal says. “You can put them on the weights and I absolutely demolish them, and I’m like, ‘Go CrossFit.’”

The result of Neal’s affection for the program is CrossFit PIA. “PIA” stands for Players in Action, an investment group that includes Neal, superstar San Diego Chargers running back Ladainian Tomlinson, perennial Pro Bowl Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, MMA legend Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell and others.

“We don’t stand behind just anything,” Neal says. “We make sure that our name and our reputation is behind this, so we love CrossFit.”

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