Ray Rice is one of the smaller running backs in the NFL, but any defense will tell you that he packs a punch. Rice is a gritty and fearless runner who takes a pounding game after game, but he's able to rebound because of the work he puts into his 5-foot-8, 210-pound frame.
This summer a video surfaced of Rice running bleachers while wearing a weighted vest and holding what appear to be two 15-pound kegs. Search "Ray Rice workout" on YouTube and you'll be treated to a plethora of different exercises and techniques. Clearly, the man knows what he's doing.
Recently, Rice treated his fans to a video of a new exercise he has been doing with the help of VertiMax bands. The workout looks like the traditional ladder drill, but the twist is Rice has connected resistance bands to his waist and and ankles.
"The waist connection adds resistance to my leg drive and the bands connected to my ankles load all the muscles that drive my foot through the air when its moving to the next step," Rice writes. The drill is designed to increase foot speed and drive.
Even after Rice's most productive year in the NFL, a season in which he ran for more than 1,300 yards and scored 15 touchdowns, he is not satisfied. Fantasy owners and Ravens executives rejoice.