Not only does Joe Burrow absorb hits and sacks like a machine, but Burrow’s body strength and durability have also played a crucial role in his status as one of the league’s premier performers.
Barring his major knee injury at the start of his rookie season, he’s been a consistent pillar for the Bengals. Do you want to know what is the secret to his strength?
The secret to his durability? Burrow is meticulous about his work ethic and his diet. For a player who’s been an underdog throughout his life, from riding the bench at LSU to leading the Bengals to a Super Bowl, Burrow has achieved it all through his training and work. But behind all of this lies the man responsible for Burrow’s strict regimen. Let’s find out.
Secret behind the success of Joe Burrow
Behind every great athlete, there is usually a trainer who the athlete swears by in their training regimen. Be it Drew Hanlen for NBA Stars like Jayson Tatum or Alex Guerrero for Tom Brady.
For Joe Burrow, that person is Dak Notestine, his trainer from way back in Burrow’s high school days at Athens High School. Dak has been the key to Burrow’s continued improvement in his strength and athletic conditioning.
In fact, as the preseason media availability rolled around, Burrow made it a point to credit his offseason training regimen to Dak’s crucial involvement in understanding and treating Burrow’s body, to train at his athletic peak. “I’m really, really lucky to have Dak.. really lucky to have him.”
Dak and Joe go way back on their journey. The superstar QB has trained under Dak for nearly a decade, leading back to Burrow’s high school days.
Notestine was brought into Ohio State University as the Director of Strength & Conditioning by Coach Jimmy Burrow. Dak would eventually end up coaching Jimmy’s son who was in high school at the time.
And that’s how the journey between Joe and Dak started. Ever since then, from Athens High School to LSU and now the Bengals, Dak has been Burrow’s backbone in helping the QB prepare his body for the grueling life of a football star. The Bengals’ star QB will surely continue to get even better under the mentorship of his exceptional trainer.