Yoga starting to take hold with professional athletes. Flexibility is the new strength!

September 4th, 2012 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria has said “flexibility is the new strength,” and with the way sport-specific exercises, yoga and Pilates have caught on among players, it’s possible that the desire for bulked-up pitchers and musclebound sluggers could be a thing of the past.

In other words, maybe flexibility really is the new strength.

“It absolutely is a foundation for anybody who’s really taking their body seriously,” Sloman said. “It used to be somewhat optional if you wanted to stretch. Now, it’s an absolute necessity if you really understand the way your body works.”

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