Watch P.K. Subban Finish Off a Grueling Workout With Trainer Gunnar Peterson

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Photo credit: Jim McIsaac - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jim McIsaac - Getty Images

From Men's Health

The New Jersey Devils might not have played a single game of ice hockey since March, but veteran defenseman P.K. Subban is staying in peak shape, with a little help from personal trainer Gunnar Peterson. In a recent video posted to Peterson's Instagram, Subban can be seen powering through a physically exhausting, core-wrecking cable workout.

"This is definitely not a motion we would recommend for everyone; it's something you do only after you've built a lot of lower back strength and resilience," says Men's Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel C.S.C.S. "It's very similar to a ski erg, or the finishing range of a rope or cable pullover. P.K. is integrating some lower back flexion into that because he has a lot of strength and resilience."

Resilience is no issue for this Jersey Devil, whose training schedule starts with waking up at 5 a.m. every day. "It’s really important to get my body fully activated right away," Subban told Men's Journal while he was preparing for the 2019-2020 season. "6 a.m. I get to the gym, then I eat breakfast, then I start my second workout. Next comes lunch, which is followed by my third workout... I like to do full body movements that really engage my core."

"I want to win everything every year," he added. "That's what you train for. If I didn't have the mindset of trying to be the best at what I do every day, then what's the point of doing it. You might as well retire."

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