Pliability sure is a hot commodity in Foxborough these days.
Apparently, New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead has added "yoga and pilates" to his offseason regimen, citing "flexibiity" as the reason:
Rex Burkhead said he’s added yoga and pilates into his offseason regimen over the last few years. Wants to make sure he stays flexible. pic.twitter.com/fSiEbeve6W— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) May 7, 2019
While almost all NFL players engage in extensive training and conditioning, pliability is heavily emphasized in New England, and for good reason.
By now it's no secret that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady espouses being flexible, and his controversial trainer, Alex Gurrero, helps him to remain in shape at his old(er) age.
Brady will be 42 by the time the 2019 season kicks off.
Burkhead on the other hand will only be 29.
Brady, who is basically a living marvel at this point, having just won the Super Bowl at age 41, and showing few, if any, signs of slowing down at his age, may well be influencing his teammates to adopt some of his habits.
Yoga, pilates, and trying to remain lithe, certainly fall under this category.
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