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Haloti Ngata shows off an impressive offseason workout program

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Most people who weigh 340 pounds are not in good shape. Haloti Ngata is not most people.

Ngata, the Ravens’ enormous defensive tackle, has posted some video of his offseason workout program, and it’s an impressive display.

The Ravens’ website has the videos, including one that shows Ngata doing an exercise known as a “get up.” The get up involves lying down on the ground while holding a dumbbell over the body with the elbow locked out, and standing up. For the average person, doing that with a 20-pound dumbbell is a challenge. Ngata does it with a 150-pound dumbbell.

The second video is simpler but even more impressive: It’s just Ngata dunking a basketball. Lots of 6-foot-4 guys can dunk, but most of those 6-foot-4 guys are 100 pounds or so lighter than Ngata.

Ngata and the Ravens have had some talks about a long-term contract extension, and the 30-year-old Ngata is showing that he’s taking care of his body well enough that he should be able to keep playing for several more years.

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  1. steelerben says: Jul 17, 2014 2:26 PM

    As much as I dislike the Ravens, you can’t argue that this guy is a special kind of monster.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 17, 2014 2:27 PM

    I’d like to see how many of these NFLers can complete the Ninja Warrior course, plus it’s probably safer than this get-up exercise which can be risky in creating an injury and an ineffective exercise if you aren’t perfect on your form, and it would be definitely more entertaining and worth better bragging rights too!

  3. southpaw2k says: Jul 17, 2014 2:28 PM

    Hopefully his contract situation can be worked out so he can retire as a Raven.

  4. eaglesw00t says: Jul 17, 2014 2:29 PM

    Damn I wish the Eagles had gotten Ngata instead of Bunkley :/

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 17, 2014 2:31 PM

    I’m sure the turning point for Ngata to take his physical conditioning seriously is when he tried to break Big Ben’s nose, but Ben brushed it off like it was an annoying misquito.

  6. jjackwagon says: Jul 17, 2014 2:35 PM

    As much as I like to disagree with steelerben, I can’t.
    Ngata is a special kind of monster in the same way that Godzilla is a special kind of lizard.

  7. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jul 17, 2014 2:37 PM

    I need to start eating some Royal Farms fried chicken if it can make me do that.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 17, 2014 2:38 PM

    But they still refuse to give him a shot at playing quarterback.

  9. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Jul 17, 2014 2:40 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Jul 17, 2014 2:31 PM
    I’m sure the turning point for Ngata to take his physical conditioning seriously is when he tried to break Big Ben’s nose, but Ben brushed it off like it was an annoying misquito.
    ——————
    Yes, Ben is so tough that you never hear about any of his injuries or have any idea when he is playing hurt…

    In all seriousness though, both Ben and Ngata are the kind of football players that I would want on my team because they are both tough and fun to watch.

  10. hakunamangata says: Jul 17, 2014 2:40 PM

    I’m sure the turning point for Ngata to take his physical conditioning seriously is when he tried to break Big Ben’s nose, but Ben brushed it off like it was an annoying misquito.

    Judging from his dating life Ben’s had lots of practice dealing with people trying to break his nose.

  11. trollhammer20 says: Jul 17, 2014 2:44 PM

    Haloti needs a wallet like Samuel L. Jackson’s character in Pulp Fiction. Because, he is.

  12. primetimewr9 says: Jul 17, 2014 2:45 PM

    I’m 6’0 and 172 lbs. 150 lb get-up isn’t that impressive for a man his size. I routinely perform get-ups at 125-135 pounds. Ngata is a beast though – just pointing out that the get-up isn’t as impressive as it may look.

  13. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 17, 2014 2:49 PM

    Elevator.

  14. angrylionsfan says: Jul 17, 2014 2:49 PM

    I’ll never forge watching 300 lb. + Linemen DUNK a basketball during a Lions vs. Packers Charity Basketball game tour the teams did in the mid 90’s. For as absolutely huge as these guys are they are still very athletic.

    It was mostly 2nd or 3rd string players of course. Favre and Sanders weren’t on the court. Still a lot of fun to watch regardless.

  15. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 17, 2014 2:54 PM

    primetimewr9, you’re 6′ and a buck seventy? Try eating a cheeseburger every once in a while.

  16. hakunamangata says: Jul 17, 2014 2:59 PM

    doctorrustbelt says: Jul 17, 2014 2:49 PM

    Elevator.

    Half of your team has been incarcerated since 2008.

    Also I can play this too;

    Playoffs.

  17. woodslive says: Jul 17, 2014 3:00 PM

    Is there a point to the “get up”?

  18. 6ball says: Jul 17, 2014 3:00 PM

    .
    Ngata was the 12th pick in the 1st round of the 2006 draft. He was, arguably, the best pick of the round.
    .

  19. doe22us says: Jul 17, 2014 3:03 PM

    That dunk would have been more impressive if he was driving towards the basket. Either way no small feat.

  20. primetimewr9 says: Jul 17, 2014 3:04 PM

    crownofthehelmet – My metabolism always has been insane. When I played I was 200 bills – but that was from eating and lifting to stay big, which wasn’t easy.

  21. southpaw2k says: Jul 17, 2014 3:18 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:

    “Elevator.”

    Super Bowl 35 and Super Bowl 47.

    Now make like a bad comedian and find some new material.

  22. pftisfulloftrolls says: Jul 17, 2014 3:28 PM

    6ball says: Jul 17, 2014 3:00 PM

    .
    Ngata was the 12th pick in the 1st round of the 2006 draft. He was, arguably, the best pick of the round.
    —————————————————————-
    He was certainly better than many players taken ahead of him (Young,Cutler,Leinart,Sims,Whitner,Hawk,Huff,Bush,).

  23. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jul 17, 2014 4:45 PM

    Ngata’s strength is legendary, as his athleticism.

    Just as amazing as his unrivaled physical ability — is the guy is smart, disciplined and has a motor that won’t shut down inside the white lines. That dude is a demon, an assassin, the epitome of a football player — and a first ballot Hall of Famer in waiting.

    Huuuuge credit to Ozzie for that pick-up, and major major props to Ngata himself for being an absolutely awesome football player in every way. Some players have amazing physical gifts and coast on it — but Ngata is the perfect storm of every essential factor. Absolutely love the guy – much much much respect.

    Signed,
    Steeler Fan whose team has to face that monster 2-3 times a season

  24. decon49 says: Jul 17, 2014 5:04 PM

    woodslive says:
    Jul 17, 2014 3:00 PM
    Is there a point to the “get up”?

    helps with strengthening the hips

  25. jacobk621 says: Jul 17, 2014 5:05 PM

    I’m getting all teary eyed with all this love that’s being posted between the Raven and Steelers fans !!!

  26. sladewillson says: Jul 17, 2014 5:17 PM

    I love how we for the first time ever have a post were the Steeler fans and the Raven fans are getting along and then you have that one bungle fan who has to be a troll and ruin it…. How about this, once the Bungles win a playoff game then you guys can attempt to talk trash to Raven and Steeler fans

  27. stunzeed5 says: Jul 17, 2014 5:35 PM

    Dirty player hit RG3 low….still lost tho Kirk Cousins though…

  28. shayeezy says: Jul 17, 2014 6:04 PM

    one of the scariest athletes in the league. dontari poe is the only other ~340 pounder i’ve seen move like that.

  29. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 17, 2014 6:34 PM

    Other than his illegal attempt at rearranging Ben’s nose he is a typical Raven. Dirty after the whistle late hitters and cry babies looking for a call from the refs. Is he good at his position…yes…does he disappear at times ….yes. Overrated.

  30. sladewillson says: Jul 17, 2014 7:13 PM

    When Ngata rearranged Big Ben’s face literally was an amazing sight for all of us raven fans, however for Ben to stay in that game was an even better sight for those of us that loves and appreciate the rivalry between the two AFCN powerhouses.

  31. pftisfulloftrolls says: Jul 17, 2014 10:26 PM

    sladewillson says: Jul 17, 2014 5:17 PM I love how we for the first time ever have a post were the Steeler fans and the Raven fans are getting along.
    —————————————————————-
    It’s like frickin’ world peace. And then Nofoolnodrool comes along and starts trolling.

  32. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 17, 2014 10:34 PM

    We’ll said slade, well said.

  33. Bull Rush says: Jul 18, 2014 8:26 AM

    Man nofool, do you actually believe that stuff or are you just trying to be inflammatory? If the former then take out the no, no, and drool from your name and it fits. The Bull Rush is Ngata’s specialty.

  34. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 18, 2014 9:03 AM

    Man nofool, do you actually believe that stuff or are you just trying to be inflammatory? If the former then take out the no, no, and drool from your name and it fits. The Bull Rush is Ngata’s specialty.

    Considering bulls will follow a red cape anywhere your comment is dismissed . Watch the tapes he disappears for stretches of games especially against the Steelers and finally the truth can be inflammatory if you don’t want to believe it.

  35. Bull Rush says: Jul 18, 2014 12:42 PM

    *along*

  36. guitarkevin says: Jul 18, 2014 1:41 PM

    Ngata is a beast.

  37. terryobitts says: Jul 19, 2014 2:51 AM

    let’s see your video!!

  38. scoobies05 says: Jul 19, 2014 9:07 AM

    ah…nfnd. a nice peaceful thread and he has to come in with his same tired old jokes and tired old act. kinda sad actually. oh well, back to football. haloti is a beast. if he is healthy and motivated he is unstoppable. I hope that guy shows up this year

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