Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) stretches before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers getting flexible, losing weight with yoga


Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off of a season that was put in jeopardy late because of a broken collarbone. Rodgers was able to get back on the field, but he is still working this offseason to ensure he is less likely to suffer injuries moving forward.

His secret? Yoga.

Rodgers is using the yoga to make sure his body is more flexible than ever which will reduce the chances of suffering injuries like he suffered a year ago.

“A lot of flexibility’s helping with those injuries as you get older,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com.

Of course, doing yoga takes up a lot of time, so Rodgers has spent even less time in the weight room.

“I just had to rest and get into my routine when I did,” he said. “There were some things I shied away from — some heavy lifting, especially shoulder stuff in the offseason — but I did my rehab and took it slow and feel good.”

By cutting down on the heavy lifting and working harder with the yoga, Rodgers has also lost some weight this offseason.

Rodgers says he has lost 11 pounds this offseason and that he will be entering the 2014 the lightest he has ever been during his professional career.

Hopefully that will allow him to stay quick on his feet and avoid any big hits in the pocket.

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  • JaKa

    Yoga is great for limbering up muscles and relaxation. I’d rather see a Packers quarterback practice moves to juke his way out of a sack, from a 400 pound 6 foot 6 inch crazy screaming defensive end, doing 78 mph coming straight for number 12. Strength training can add to delivering contact rather than receiving it from defensive players, but there’s no better way of not having to worry about contact than learning to avoid it. Getting your eyes behind your head is a must in the NFL today, with bigger faster stronger growing every year. So long as you stay healthy, is as long as you will win. A little yoga can’t hurt things, but it’s still the NFL and be prepared.