In his eighteenth season, 40-year-old QB Tom Brady will be making his 8th Super Bowl appearance. No small feat considering the average NFL career is only 6 years!
He spends four days a week performing pliability training. Tom even admits, that among strength, conditioning and pliability, he spends one-half of his time on pliability training. In case you are wondering, pliability is simply flexibility.
At 6 months, we’re the most helpless dependent mammal on the planet. Fast forward to age 16, 26, and 36, we’re the only large mammal who can juggle, play the violin, and dribble a soccer ball. Flexibility is like an evolutionary process to learn a huge diversity of skills.
The aging process and inactivity erode our flexibility. We become overly stereotypical in our movement. Movement is crucial to maintaining health. Stop moving, and the risk of pain and injury goes up.
Through proper physical activity, you can use movement as a means to enhance your health for a life of sustainability.
Remember, “Use it or lose it.”
WINX2 – Winning on and off the field through movement. Remember the Physical Building Block phrase, “Sustainability.”
“Use it or Lose it” Activities:
- Weight Training
- Tae Kwon Do