Hockey season might have ended prematurely for the New Jersey Devils, but defenseman P.K. Subban is keeping his training on point. The NHL veteran recently posted a video on Instagram taken during a recent workout with none other than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in his famously well-equipped home gym, known to all as the Iron Paradise.
"Today, I became a man," Subban wrote of the experience. Joining Johnson and Subban in the Iron Paradise for the day was downhill skier Lindsey Vonn. The Olympic medalist, whose pre-competition core workouts are famously intense, posted her own footage of the training session to Facebook, captioned: "Name a better workout partner... I'll wait."
Vonn also captured the video of Johnson coaching Subban (and can be heard cheering him on) through a grueling set of lat pulldowns, which continue the defenseman's recent penchant for core-wrecking cable workouts.
"Lat pulldowns are a great way to get vertical pull into a workout and blast your lats, and they work best when you keep your core tight, which is what Subban is doing," says Men's Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel C.S.C.S.
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Subban also demonstrates the correct form when performing this exercise, which is key in order to maximize the benefit of the exercise, and to do so safely, explains Samuel: "People have a tendency to arch their backs and lose core tension, which can create back issues later, and also turn the movement into more of a horizontal pull, or row. Subban avoids that, thanks to The Rock's cuing, and that helps him get the most out of the move."
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