While watching the game/Tom Brady love fest last night (I don’t even mind the attention Brady gets anymore the dude is 45 and still going), they talked about his training and diet. How he focuses more on things like stretching rather than weight lifting. If I owned an NFL team I would have a training staff that made this stuff important. The NFL has turned into a bunch of weight lifting blockheads that can run a sub 4.5 at insane weights but can’t make it out of games without hamstring, knee or other soft tissue injuries. Makes me wonder how important these measurables are for guys that can’t stay on the field? Then again most players don’t have Brady’s drive to maintain the strict diet and workout routines he has. Maybe all of the injured guys around the league should take note. Maybe Deebo can skip the milkshakes too, he isn’t hurt (yet).
Flexibility training is important to avoid becoming musclebound and prevent injury. Every hour of weights should have an hour of stretch and flex with it. But too many meatheads don't know it or are never taught it, because at least half the people who are "strength coaches" and "trainers" and whatever are complete hacks.
@nortyfiner makes sense. It just blows my mind how mismanaged the bodies and health of the best athletes in the world are, especially with how many millions are dependent on it. Or like you said taking advice from hacks.
Let's take Kittle for instance.
He's a professional athlete......why in God's green earth is he not on the line to Alex Guerrero? I'd be beating down his door and asking him for all the help he can give to deal with my issues and allow me to perform at my peak for as long as possible.
I in all honesty think it's all about the will and desire to be great. 95% of players in teh NFL are all about getting their bag and laying out til they retire.
TB, Jerry Rice, the Bosa's, TJ Watt, guys like this are all about legacy and leaving it all on the field.
Speaking of Brady, rumor has it that he and Gisele are now living separately and she wants him to retire or else.
I heard that she left him with the kids and hightailed it for Costa Rica during that last week or so of training camp….that was the “man shit” he was having to do. Imagine what a shit show of a divorce that will be.
Yeah, two people who were both already rich and full of themselves when they got married, and now years later there's kids involved too. I'd rather have to knife fight a horny wolverine in a closet than be involved with something like that.
If Brady gets the divorce I think he keeps playing until he’s 50. I bet he still wants to go out with a Super Bowl on the Niners. He hasn’t played very well this year with divorce on his mind and I can’t blame him. My divorce nearly destroyed my career. I could see him coming back next year to his old self.
Panthers beat the Bucs bad today despite trading away two of their best players. After that show, I wouldn't be surprised if Brady retires tomorrow.
Also, keep in mind that Brady's refusal to retire is at least one of the sources, if not THE major source, of his marital problems. It's a classic choice of career vs. marriage, and for me it would be easy to make. Dude's already got more money than he'll ever spend, a supermodel wife who gave up most of her career for him, and kids. If he doesn't retire and ends up divorced because of it, that's totally on him and he's a thrice damned idiot for it.
@nortyfiner you never really know what’s going on inside. We can all assume it’s a great marriage, she’s awesome and if he’d just retire all would be great. She could be a raving lunatic control freak, who knows. I have family members that appeared to have great marriages but once they and their partners retired they were at each others throats because their careers were the only thing keeping them from killing each other. Once they were retired and kids were out of the house and were only left with each other, things quickly went downhill. Maybe it’s best for both of them in this case. Tom may or may not be a bad guy in all of this.
Well, it happened, and The Onion is on the case. LOL
Only 13 years? Lasted longer than many, but still, seemed like it was longer than that.
Our defense gave Brady another reason to retire, that's for sure.