Alex Rodriquez Ahead of His Time
Joel Sherman of the New York Post recently wrote a very good article about Alex Rodriquez and his training habits.
Sherman who is a well respected sports writer who I often read — although he rarely tells me anything I do not know about baseball is very informative about potential trades and team gossip. So I appreciate him.
In this article Sherman effectively wrote about the fact that our body parts work in sync with each other and how these interactions are now able to be quantified. He also mentioned which players are using this information to train.
In my opinion this should be nothing new in fact if I remember correctly they wrote a song about it many years ago. The hip bone is connected to the leg bone etc. and many of us sang it as children.
I have found that old habits and ideas are hard to give up especially if you have been successful in what you were doing. It is the more secure or perhaps driven person who is willing to take a look at what might make them improve their performance.
As new breakthroughs in science allow us to see and measure more we are gaining greater knowledge on exactly how the body parts are connected and how they exactly work together.
Alex Rodriquez should be given a lot of credit for searching for the latest techniques and information to help him do his job better. He also reportedly used plasma therapy as well. And as Sherman mentioned, more and more players are using science (stem cells, plasma therapy, diet, etc.) to help them have the potential to extend their careers.
Now if you buy into the mind-body connection and there is enormous research to support such—you have truly arrived. Look for more players to use what is available to improve their performance and extend their careers.
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