Workout Photo Of Saquon Barkley’s Legs Is Going Viral
The New York Giants running back is listed at 6’0”, 230 pounds.
In college, at Penn State, Barkley showed his strength by setting a football team record with a 405-pound power clean, and he ranked third on the all-time heaviest squat list. Barkley’s nickname in the NFL is “Quads” or “Sa-Quads” because of his muscular legs, and over the years he’s found some workouts that help him stay that way.
Barkley told Men’s Journal that squats and hex-bar deadlifts are his favorite exercises, because both help him build explosive strength in his legs.
“I try to be an explosive athlete because of the position I play,” Barkley says. “Squats are key for me to build that strength in my quads. I’m able to squat 650-700 pounds. I’m not doing it to put on weight or be a musclehead—those 650-pound lifts are about helping me run through a 350-pound defensive tackle. If I do a 400-pound power clean, that can make me explosive enough to make a linebacker miss and help me jump over tacklers.”