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Rory McIlroy's Deadlift Will Make You Embarrassed

Nov 20, 2014

There are no excuses. If you are an athlete, you should lift...

Rory is a two-time Majors champion in the PGA. What's your excuse?


Nike recently released a video spotlighting Rory McIlroy's deadlift and intense strength training regimen (we ran a post covering how pro golfers are beginning to value strength and conditioning more). Although Rory admits to not wanting to be known as the PGA strongman, he's seen doing some serious lifting including 200+ lb. trap bar deadlift and renegade rows.

In addition to bolstering the 25-year-old's core strength, Rory states that his weight training has benefited him in other ways: “My posture was terrible when I started,” he says. “To have better posture, to stand up straight with your shoulders back and your chest out, it even just gives off the air of confidence.”

Alas, Rory was never always a gym rat outside of the clubhouse the golder admits: “I wasn’t really big into the gym,” McIlroy recounts in a video recently released by Nike. “I couldn’t stand on one leg for more than 10 seconds, and I couldn’t hold a Plank for more than 30 seconds.”

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