Strength Training

“Behind the Scenes”: Post-Rehab Lower Body Power Training


After suffering from knee & groin injuries last season, Kareem Huggins has come to DeFranco’s to get healthy, strong(er) and transform his body for next season! 

Here’s a quick “Behind the Scenes” video/blog update featuring Kareem Huggins.

Kareem was a record-setting running back at Hofstra University before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While with the Bucs, Kareem earned a spot on the 53-man roster, moved his way up the depth chart and even shared time as the starting running back. Unfortunately, Kareem injured his knee and after a few surgeries, he was released. But then he found us 🙂

I figured I’d feature Kareem in this “Behind the Scenes” post, just in case there are any NFL coaches/scouts that have any doubt regarding the strength/health of his knee. This kid will be playing on Sunday’s again very soon…



1. 36″ (foam) Box Jumps, holding 40lb. DB’s: 5 x 3 jumps

2. Lateral Crossover Step Sled Sprints: 6 x 20 yards

3A. Laterally Resisted (adductor) Reverse Lunges, holding DB: 3 x 10 each leg

3B. Glute Bridge – abducted/externally rotated: 3 x 15

4. *CORE STATICS – Lateral Shuffle w/ band: 3 x 4 each way

*This exercise is featured in our soon-to-be-released EXTREME DVD

Got questions regarding this specific workout? Shoot me a comment below and I’ll be checking back throughout the week. 

-Joe D.


By the way, I am honored and humbled to announce that I was mentioned/featured in a Forbes Magazine article. Click here to check it out >>> Forbes Magazine


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