Justin Forsett Benches Ridiculous Weight


Well, this is just ridiculous.

Justin Forsett posted a video of himself performing a dumbbell bench press at 115 pounds each. He calls the impressive workout just "another day at the office" and added the hashtag #unfinishedbusiness.

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Another day at the office #UnFinishedBusiness

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Oh, our bad, Justin.

We thought we were dealing with an aging and undersized 5-foot-8 running back weighing in at just 197 pounds. Not a 6-foot-5, 320-pound defensive lineman, who is more readily expected to put up that kind of weight … especially for a dumbbell bench press, which can be harder than a barbell bench press.

The next day, Forsett posted another photo of himself running up a small mountain with the hashtag #KeepWorking.

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Hump Day #KeepWorking

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Anyone starting to see a theme with this guy? He clearly feels he has something to prove … again.

Forsett has been underrated since high school. Notre Dame reportedly pulled a scholarship offer off the table on signing day because of Forsett's size, which led to him becoming one of California's (BTW, notice the logo on the dumbbells?) last signings in 2004.

He was a backup to Marshawn Lynch for most of his college career at Cal. He was drafted in the seventh and final round in 2008. And he was an NFL journeyman until he got his first big chance last season after the Ravens cut Ray Rice.

Forsett got his first Pro Bowl nod last season after leading all NFL running backs in yards per carry and amassing more than 1,200 rushing yards. Yet when he became a free agent, the market was slow until he eventually re-signed with the Ravens for a reported 3 years and $9 million.

Seeing a lack of interest from other NFL teams didn't sit well with Forsett.

"The hunger that I have now is actually more than I had last year, believe it or not," Forsett said in June. "Even in free agency, there were still a lot of doubters, still issues with size, speed and other stuff."

That hunger is exemplified in these intense workouts … in the middle of July … when the team is on break. Guard Kelechi Osemele noticed the same relentlessness during mini-camp.

"Forsett is coming out here like he's trying to earn another contract," Osemele said in June.

"He's flying around and he's finishing and running downhill and looking really good. And our young guys are stepping up and learning from him, as far as what it takes to be one of the premier backs in the league. As you know, he led the league in explosive plays, so I think he's just really trying to build on that, and all the young guys are kind of just following suit. It's just great leadership on his part." 

Forsett's hunger can only mean Baltimore's gain.

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